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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Eremocarya micrantha (Torrey) Greene ssp. micrantha (Dwarf Cryptantha)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


Habitat: sandy areas, sand dunes
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: Mar. to June
Spines: spineless
Family: Boraginaceae (borage family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, C.M. Guilliams, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 10. Eudicots: Berberidaceae, Bignoniaceae and Boraginaceae. Phytoneuron 2015-1, 1-60 page 21 (5.9 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Eremocarya micrantha (Torrey) Greene ssp. micrantha (opens in a new tab).






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