Cryptantha celosioides (Clustered Oreocarya) - photos and description

Cryptantha celosioides

Cryptantha celosioides

Cryptantha celosioides

Cryptantha celosioides

Cryptantha celosioides

Cryptantha celosioides

Cryptantha celosioides

General: Small, upright, hairy plant with greyish-green leaves, single to several stems from the crown.

Flowers: White flowers with a white eye grow in a dense spike. We measured flowers to 10 mm diameter.

Leaves: Lower leaves narrowly spatulate 2.5 cm long, 4 mm wide. Upper leaves linear, 2 cm long and 3 mm wide.

Height: Height is listed in Budd's Flora to 30 cm, we measured plants to 14 cm tall.

Habitat: Dry hills and grassland.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken May 21st, on grassy hilltops, Frenchman River Valley, west block of the Grasslands National Park, 400 km southwest of Regina, SK, and grassy slope east block of the Grasslands National Park, 300 km southwest of Regina, SK, and May 26th hill top in the Qu'Appelle Valley about 35 km north of our home in Regina, SK.