Scientific Name: Cryptantha pterocarya
Common Names: Wingnut Cryptantha, Wing-nut Cryptantha, Winged-nut Forget-me-not
Growth Habit: Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Desert, Upland. It grows in sandy or gravelly areas.
Flower Color: White
Flowering Season: Spring. It disappears quickly once the weather warms.
Height: To 16 inches (41 cm) tall
Description: The flowers are tiny and tubular with 5 rounded lobes. The flowers are followed by 4 nutlets, with most or all being winged. The leaves are green, covered in ascending bristles, and linear to oblong in shape. The stems are green, branched, and hairy.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Boraginaceae – Borage family
Genus: Cryptantha Lehm. ex G. Don – cryptantha
Species: Cryptantha pterocarya (Torr.) Greene – wingnut cryptantha
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