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Mentzelia multiflora (Adonis blazingstar)
Muller, Thomas L.

Mentzelia multiflora

Mentzelia multiflora (Nutt.) A. Gray

Adonis blazingstar, Blazing star, Prairie stickleaf

Loasaceae (Blazingstar Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: memu3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This plant, 2–2 1/2 feet tall, has many branches and shiny white stems. It is noted for its rough, sticky foliage covered with hairs with minute barbs; hence the common name stickleaf. The flowers, about 2 inches in diameter, open in the late afternoon and close in the morning. They usually have 10 yellow petals with many long stamens.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , NE , NM , OK , TX , UT , WY

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Mentzelia multiflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mentzelia multiflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mentzelia multiflora

Metadata

Record Modified: 2011-08-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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