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.
Narrow endemic threatened by the possibility of mining and by grazing. However, species is apparently abundant where present.
Oil development activities and grazing.
Cryptantha grahamii-Flowering Photo Credit: Richard Anderson
Cryptantha grahamii-Habitat Photo Credit: Richard Anderson
Green River shale in mixed desert shrub, sage brush, pinyon-juniper, and mountain brush communities. Elevation is 1520-2250 (Welsh, 2003).
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