|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|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 20 May 2011.
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(Cryptantha) · 7/7/1999 · Florissant and Lake George area, CO · By Tim Chandler Species not yet identified