• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

Cryptantha racemosa (A. Gray) Greene

Family Common
Name
Bloom
Period
Elevation
in meters
Growth
Habit
Nativity
Boraginaceae bushy cryptantha Feb-May <1400(1670) perennial native

Did You Know?

Desert Queen Ranch branding iron

In the high desert country that was to become Joshua Tree National Park, rugged individuals tried their luck at cattle ranching, mining, and homesteading. William Keys and his family are particularly representative of the hard work and ingenuity it took to settle and prosper in the Mojave Desert. More...