Boraginaceae
Cryptantha interrupta

Bristly Cryptantha

Tuft of basal leaves, stems erect, usually numerous. Leaves with bristly gray hairs on both sides. Basal leaves oblong, 3/4–2 1/2 in. long, 1/16–1/2 in. wide; stem leaves not crowded, becoming small upward. Inflorescence is a crowded spike, white flowers held within hairy or bristly bracts, lobes flat, spreading, 1/4–1/3 in. wide. Grows in dry to slightly damp sandy soils or silt in low-elevation arid areas.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Biennial
  • Height: 6--16 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Vernal Wet
  • Found In: Snake River Drainage
  • Native: Yes