Mentzelia multiflora

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Scientific Name Mentzelia multiflora USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Adonis Blazingstar ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Loasaceae (Loasa) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Desert to foothills; sunny, dry, gravelly areas.
Plant: Erect perennial up to 20 inches tall, branching, whitish stems.
Leaves: Narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, occasionally oblanceolate, hairy and sticky with deep lobes; upper leaves clasping.
Inflorescence: Blossoms about 2 inches across with many yellow stamens and about 10 light-yellow or white petals; opening late afternoon.
References: Descr. adapted from SEINet abd others.
Colorado Status

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