Latin name: Cryptantha muricata (Hook. & Arn.)
  Nelson & J.F. Macbr.
  Pronunciation: kryp-TAN-tha mew-ri-KAY-ta

  Common name: Prickly cryptantha
  Family: Boraginaceae (Borage)
  Habitat: Sandy or gravelley open areas below 8000',
  many plant communities San Diego Co. to northern
  central California

  Blooming period: April to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Cryptantha
  2) muricata
  Three vars. (denticulata, jonesii and muricata) in
  SoCal
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