Boraginaceae
Cryptantha intermedia

Large-Flowered Cryptantha

Upright branched annual covered with rough sharp hairs. Leaves linear to narrowly lance-shaped, 1/2–2 in. long, mostly near base and alternate on stem. Flowers well spaced on uncoiling stem top. Flowers to 1/3 in. across, white with bright yellow eye. Grows in dry, sandy or rocky places at low to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 4--20 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Meadow
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, Steens, East Gorge
  • Native: Yes