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Purple Root Cryptantha
Purple Rooted Forget Me Not, Purple Root Cryptantha
600 - 7,000 ft.
March, April, May, June, July, August
Height | Length:
< 4 in.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Chihuahuan, Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran
Cryptantha micrantha is a small annual herb with brownish stems, mostly naked and an inflorescence of tiny white flowers subtended by short, narrow, hairy leaves rounded at the tips. The root of this plant is reddish-purple, as the common name suggests. Pipes Canyon, CA | March 2016