Latin name: Cryptantha micrantha (Torrey) I.M. Johnston var.   micrantha
  Pronunciation: kryp-TAN-tha my-KRAN-tha

  Common name: Smallflower cryptantha, Red-root cryptantha
  Family: Boraginaceae (Borage)
  Habitat: Desert flats, washes, sandy to fine-gravelly soils to   6000', deserts, Southwestern California region
  Blooming period: March to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Cryptantha
  2) micrantha

  NOTE: May soon become Eremocarya micrantha
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