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Veatch's Blazingstar
Mentzelia veatchiana
About Veatch's Blazingstar (Mentzelia veatchiana) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mentzelia veatchiana is a species of flowering plant in the family Loasaceae known by the common name Veatch's blazingstar. It is native to the western United States from Oregon and Nevada to California and Arizona; and to northwestern Mexico in Baja California state. It grows in many types of habitat, from grassland to chaparral scrub, woodland, and deserts. Mentzelia veatchiana is an annual herb growing erect to a maximum height near 45 centimeters. The leaves are up to 18 centimeters long in the basal rosette and are divided into deep toothed lobes. The inflorescence is a cluster of flowers with orange to yellow petals under a centimeter long. The fruit is a utricle roughly 1 to 3 centimeters long which contains many tiny angular seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.5 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Orange

Wildlife Supported

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Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 1.9" - 53.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 3.10", Coldest Month: 26.3" - 60.6", Hottest Month: 53.5" - 88.3", Humidity: 1.05" - 46.19", Elevation: -5" - 8798"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Whitestem Blazingstar, Whitestem Stickleaf

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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