Kingdom Plantae Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
Subclass Asteridae A large class that encompasses asters
Order Lamiales Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
Family Boraginaceae Borages or forget-me-nots
Genus Cryptantha From the Greek krypto, “to hide, hidden,” and anthos, “flower,” and thus meaning “hidden flower,” a reference to the first known species which had small inconspicuous flowers which self-fertilized without opening
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Cryptantha description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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(Cryptantha) · 4/29/2018 · Jack Smith Park, Colorado River, Needles, California ≈ 6 × 5" (14 × 12 cm) Species not yet identified
(Cryptantha) · 4/29/2018 · Jack Smith Park, Colorado River, Needles, California ≈ 6 × 7" (14 × 16 cm) Species not yet identified
(Cryptantha) · 7/7/1999 · Florissant and Lake George area, Colorado · By Tim Chandler Species not yet identified