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Reflexed Blazingstar
Mentzelia reflexa
About Reflexed Blazingstar (Mentzelia reflexa) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mentzelia reflexa is a species of flowering plant in the family Loasaceae known by the common name reflexed blazingstar. It is native to the Mojave Desert and adjacent mountain ranges in California and Nevada, where it grows in rocky habitat and sometimes disturbed areas. It is an annual herb growing up to 20 centimeters tall and taking a rounded or clumped form. The abundant leaves are up to 10 centimeters long and toothed along the edges. The inflorescence is a cluster of flowers each with eight pale yellow petals. The fruit is a cylindrical utricle roughly a centimeter long containing many tiny bumpy white seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

7.9 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, White

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Protogygia albumProtogygia album

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 1.9" - 8.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.26" - 1.43", Coldest Month: 36.3" - 61.3", Hottest Month: 66.6" - 88.8", Humidity: 3.53" - 46.90", Elevation: 1" - 5527"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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