|Scientific Name||Cryptantha crassipes (Oreocarya crassipes)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CRCR7|
|Common Name||Terlingua Creek Catseye, Terlingua Creek Cryptantha||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||31799|
|Family||Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not)||Texas Parks Reference||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Chalky limestone and gypsum-laced clays; endemic to a small area in Brewster County.
Plant: Erect perennial, hairy stems up to 12 inches tall.
Leaves: Narrow, sessile, linear-spatulate to linear-oblanceolate leaves mostly in a basal clump, 1 to 2.3 inches long with very small hairs on surfaces and edges; stem leaves fewer, smaller, alternate.
Inflorescence: Compact, dense, terminal clusters of small tubular blossoms each about 1/3-inch across, with 5 spreading, rounded white lobes and yellow center; sometimes clusters will occur at leaf axils.
Bloom Period: March to June.
References: "Rare Plants of Texas" by Poole, Carr, Price and Singhurst and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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