Cryptantha crassipes NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.
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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.This plant grows only on the Fizzle Flat lentil, a small geologic formation in the Terlingua Creek watershed just north of Big Bend National Park. This lentil is a unique expanse of limestone rock which is rich in gypsum and bound with clay. The formation, which locals call a”moonscape”, is pale yellow in color because of its mineral makeup and about 50 feet thick. The chalky rock breaks into plates and contains many fossils. The area is very dry and it receives full, hot sunlight. The lentil is almost totally devoid of plant life; this species and other hardy plants, such as Castilleja elongata and Lycium berberioides, occur around the edge of the lenti
Full Name: Terlingua Creek cat's-eye (Cryptantha crassipes)
Where found: Wherever found
Species Group:Flowering Plants