Latin name: Cryptantha costata Brandegee
  Pronunciation: kryp-TAN-tha ko-STAY-ta

  Common name: Ribbed cryptantha
  Family: Boraginaceae (Borage)
  Habitat: Sandy and gravelly places to 1500', creosote
  bush scrub, Colorado Desert

  Blooming period: February to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Cryptantha
  2) costata
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