Latin name: Cryptantha muricata (Hook. & Arn.) A. Nelson &   J.F. Macbr. var. muricata
  Pronunciation: kryp-TAN-tha mew-ri-KAY-ta
  Common name: Showy prickly-nut cryptantha
  Family: Boraginaceae (Borage)
  Habitat: Coastal scrub, chaparral, foothill woodland, open conifer   forest to 6500', Southwest
  Blooming period: March to July
  Click for Latin name derivations:
  (1) Cryptantha (2) muricata
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