Cryptantha circumscissa (Hook. & Arn.) I.M. Johnst.
|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|
|Species||circumscissa||From the Latin for “cut around” because the upper half of the fruiting calyx falls away when the nutlets are ripe|
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Cryptantha circumscissa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.
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4/30/2018 · Black Canyon Road, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 4½ × 4½" (11 × 11 cm)
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