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Ribbed Cryptantha, Ashen Forget Me Not
-120 - 5,000 ft.
February, March, April, May
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Cryptantha costata is a small inconspicuous annal herb with long linear leaves with a fold at midvein and bristles ascending. Flowers have 5 white petals with yellow throats. Sepals on unopened flowers is quite bristly as well. Anza Borrego Desert State Park | February 2015
Cryptantha costata in full bloom showing mature leaves turning brown. Note the coiled inflorescence typical of plants in the Boraginaceae (Waterleaf) family. Death Valley National Park | January 29, 2016