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Taxon: Cryptantha celosioides (Eastw.) Payson

Genus: Cryptantha
Family: Boraginaceae subfamily: Boraginoideae
Nomen number: 404561
Place of publication: Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 14:299. 1927
Name verified on: 20-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-May-1997
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • northern cryptantha   (Source: Intermt F ) – English
  • northern miner's-candle   (Source: Pulmonaria ) – English

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta [s.], British Columbia [s.]
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Nebraska [w.], North Dakota [w.], South Dakota [w.]
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado [e.], Idaho, Montana, Oregon [e.], Washington [e.]


  • Bennett, M. 2003. Pulmonarias and the Borage family. 199.
  • Cronquist, A. et al. 1972–. Intermountain flora.
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955–1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. [= C. sheldonii (Brand) Payson].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [= C. sheldonii (Brand) Payson].
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1977. Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.


Check other web resources for Cryptantha celosioides (Eastw.) Payson:


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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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