Synonyms: Cryptantha rostellata, Cryptantha rostellata var. spithamea
The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of weakstem cryptantha as seen at Horsethief Butte in the eastern Columbia Gorge Scenic Area, OR..............April 24, 2006.
Weakstem cryptantha may be found on dry, open slopes at lower elevations.
Weakstem cryptantha may be found east of the Cascade Mts. from central and southeastern Washington south to southern California and then east to Elmore county in Idaho.
In the Columbia River Gorge, it may be found between the elevations of 100'-2000' the White Salmon River east to the eastern portions of the Gorge.
The photo above shows a view of an unbranched weakstem cryptantha. It is beginning to bloom so the inflorescence has yet to spread out. Photographed at Horsethief Butte................. April 24, 2006.