Cryptantha crinita
Common Name: silky cryptantha
Family: Boraginaceae
Element Code: PDBOR0A0Q0
Full Name: Cryptantha crinita Greene

2009 Sierra Pacific Industries
Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: annual herb
  • Blooming Period: Apr-May
  • Habitat: gravelly streambeds.
    • Cismontane woodland
    • Lower montane coniferous forest
    • Riparian forest
    • Riparian woodland
    • Valley and foothill grassland
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from CDFW
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 57
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    5 21 3 1 0 27
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    27 30
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
    57 0 0
Notes Glossary
  • Threatened by vehicles and gravel mining. Possibly threatened by development, grazing and non-native plants. See Erythea 3:66 (1895) for original description.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1980-01-01
  • Last Update: 2010-03-15
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 61 - 1215 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • Other States:
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Glenn (GLE),  Shasta (SHA),  Tehama (TEH)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Ord Ferry (577B) 3912168,  Richardson Springs NW (593B) 3912188,  Barkley Mtn. (608B) 4012126,  Devils Parade Ground (608C) 4012116,  Panther Spring (609A) 4012127,  Red Bluff East (610B) 4012222,  Red Bluff West (611A) 4012223,  Red Bank (611C) 4012214,  Tuscan Buttes Ne (628A) 4012241,  Balls Ferry (628B) 4012242,  Bend (628C) 4012232,  Dales (628D) 4012231,  Cottonwood (629A) 4012243,  Hooker (629D) 4012233,  Inwood (645C) 4012158,  Hagaman Gulch (645D) 4012157,  Palo Cedro (646C) 4012252,  Project City (647A) 4012263,  Enterprise (647D) 4012253
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. This data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 520
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
California Native Plant Society, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California (online edition, v8-03). Website [accessed ].

3912168=Ord Ferry (577B) 3912168;3912188=Richardson Springs NW (593B) 3912188;4012126=Barkley Mtn. (608B) 4012126;4012116=Devils Parade Ground (608C) 4012116;4012127=Panther Spring (609A) 4012127;4012222=Red Bluff East (610B) 4012222;4012223=Red Bluff West (611A) 4012223;4012214=Red Bank (611C) 4012214;4012241=Tuscan Buttes Ne (628A) 4012241;4012242=Balls Ferry (628B) 4012242;4012232=Bend (628C) 4012232;4012231=Dales (628D) 4012231;4012243=Cottonwood (629A) 4012243;4012233=Hooker (629D) 4012233;4012158=Inwood (645C) 4012158;4012157=Hagaman Gulch (645D) 4012157;4012252=Palo Cedro (646C) 4012252;4012263=Project City (647A) 4012263;4012253=Enterprise (647D) 4012253