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Cryptantha

 

 

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyBoraginaceaeBorages or forget-me-nots
GenusCryptanthaFrom 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 20 May 2011.

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Cryptantha

(Cryptantha) · 7/7/1999 · Florissant and Lake George area, CO · By Tim Chandler Species not yet identified