Large-flowered Cryptantha

Large-flowered cryptantha (Cryptantha intermedia) is a taprooted annual belonging to the Borage Family. The entire plant is hairy. The white flowers have a yellow “eye” in the center and are arranged in a coiled inflorescence that straightens and lengthens with maturity. This native plant prefers dry, open slopes and is fairly common throughout much of the West. The pictured hillside of large-flowered cryptantha is located along Ash Creek (Lassen County CA) downstream from the Lower Campground.

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