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Virgin River Cryptantha (Cryptantha virginensis)
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Virgin River Cryptantha (Cryptantha virginensis)

General: Virgin River Cryptantha (Cryptantha virginensis) is a perennial forb that grows an upright leafy flowering stalk from a basal rosette. The leaves and flowers are covered with prickly hairs.

Virgin River Cryptantha is a fairly common component of vegetation communities in dry, well-drained gravelly areas on bajadas into the lower mountains in the Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) life zone.

Around Las Vegas, look for Virgin River Cryptantha along roads in the lower mountains.

Family: Forget-Me-Not (Boraginaceae).

Virgin River Cryptantha (Cryptantha virginensis) Virgin River Cryptantha (Cryptantha virginensis)
Virgin River Cryptantha (Cryptantha virginensis) Virgin River Cryptantha (Cryptantha virginensis)
Virgin River Cryptantha (Cryptantha virginensis)
Odd growth form, perhaps resulting from a virus
Virgin River Cryptantha (Cryptantha virginensis)
Odd growth form, perhaps resulting from a virus
Virgin River Cryptantha (Cryptantha virginensis)
Odd growth form, perhaps resulting from a virus
Virgin River Cryptantha (Cryptantha virginensis)
Odd growth form, perhaps resulting from a virus

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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