E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Cryptantha intermedia (A. Gray) Greene
Clearwater Cat's-eye
Boraginaceae (Borage family)

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Species Information

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Annual herb from a taproot, with straight, appressed and stiff, spreading hairs; stems simple or branched, 5-50 cm tall.
Basal leaves more or less lacking; stem leaves scattered, linear to narrowly oblong or linear-oblanceolate, 1.5-5 cm long.
Nutlets 1-4, narrowly egg-shaped, 2-3 mm long, typically sandy and sparingly bumpy, less often smooth and shining, with medial groove open at base.
This species has not been collected since 1893 and should probably be excluded from the flora.

Habitat / Range

Dry to mesic disturbed areas in the lowland zone; rare, known only from Nanaimo; probably introduced from the W U.S.A.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

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