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Graham's Cat's-eye (Cryptantha grahamii)

Cryptantha grahamii-Flowering Photo Credit: Richard Anderson
Description
  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Boraginaceae
  • State: UT
  • Nature Serve ID: 128275
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/01/2021

Cryptantha grahamii is a long lived perennial of the Uintah Basin. The plant arises from a thick taproot. The plant is from 15 to 25 cm tall. The flowers are white; several flowers are spread throughout the raceme. The number of stems per a plant varies. Plants are covered with hundreds of fine hairs.

Updates
Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Narrow endemic threatened by the possibility of mining and by grazing. However, species is apparently abundant where present.

Wendy Yates
  • 01/01/2010

Oil development activities and grazing.

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Nomenclature
Taxon Cryptantha grahamii
Authority I.M. Johnston
Family Boraginaceae
CPC Number 1124
ITIS 31814
USDA CRGR4
Common Names Graham's Cat's-eye | Graham catseye | fragrant cryptantha
Associated Scientific Names Cryptantha grahamii
Distribution Duchesne and Uintah Counties in Utah (Welsh, 2003).
State Rank
State State Rank
Utah S3
Habitat

Green River shale in mixed desert shrub, sage brush, pinyon-juniper, and mountain brush communities. Elevation is 1520-2250 (Welsh, 2003).

Ecological Relationships

Not Available

Pollinators
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