(Cryptantha crinita )
Boraginaceae (borage family)
Photo Copyright 1988 Dean Wm. Taylor
Description: Annual herb, 4 to 16 inches (10 to 40 cm) tall, with coarse hairs throughout. Flowering stems are shaped like fiddle necks with dense, soft white hairs covering the sepals below the small white flowers.
Distribution: On public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management's Redding Field Office, found at the north end of Sacramento Valley in Shasta and Tehama counties.
Habitat: Sand and gravel deposits associated with seasonal and, less frequently, perennial streams. Generally below 1000 feet (300m) elevation.
Flowering Period: April to May.
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B