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Cryptantha cinerea (Greene) Cronquist var. jamesii (Torr.) Cronquist
James' cryptantha

General Information
Symbol: CRCIJ
Group: Dicot
Family: Boraginaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 81. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
CRJAD Cryptantha jamesii Payson var. disticha (Eastw.) Payson
CRJAT Cryptantha jamesii Payson var. typica
CRJA2 Cryptantha jamesii Payson, nom. illeg.
CRSU14 Cryptantha suffruticosa Piper
KRJA Krynitzkia jamesii (Torr.) A. Gray
ORSU2 Oreocarya suffruticosa (Torr.) Greene


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Lamiales
Family Boraginaceae – Borage family
Genus Cryptantha Lehm. ex G. Don – cryptantha
Species Cryptantha cinerea (Greene) Cronquist – James' cryptantha
Variety Cryptantha cinerea (Greene) Cronquist var. jamesii (Torr.) Cronquist – James' cryptantha

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Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

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