Latin name: Cryptantha pterocarya (Torrey) E. Greene
  Pronunciation: kryp-TAN-tha ter-oh-KAR-ya

  Common name: Wingnut cryptantha
  Family: Boraginaceae (Borage)
  Habitat: Sandy and gravelly places below 6000', creosote
  bush scrub to pinyon-juniper woodland, deserts

  Blooming period: March to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Cryptantha
  2) pterocarya
  Three vars. (cycloptera, pterocarya and purpusii) in SoCal
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