The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
CPC National Office
Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
The conservation of Cryptantha barnebyi is fully sponsored.
Wendy Yates contributed to this Plant Profile.
Cryptantha barnebyi is endemic to the Uintah Basin. This perennial is a long lived hardy plant; over thirty years ago a field researcher tagged these plants for monitoring purposes. The tags have remained where they were originally placed, it has been reported that the majority of the plants appear to be healthy and in good condition. Small white to yellow flowers cover the entire raceme of the plant. Fine hairs are found on the leaves, stems, and at the base where the flowers emerge.
Distribution & Occurrence
Cryptantha barnebyi occurs on barren white knolls of the Green River Formation in shad-scale, rabbitbrush, sagebrush, and pinyon-juniper communities (Welsh, 2003).