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Digital Herbaria

Mentzelia oligosperma

Mentzelia oligosperma Nutt. ex Sims

Stick-leaf, Chickenthief

Loasaceae (Loasa Family)

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Mentzelia oligosperma

Blazing Star, Stickleaf, Chicken-Thief


Location: 45 m E of the South Gate on Oakwell Farms Pky & above large rocks on S side of the Pky--Oakwell Farms.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Dry, rocky, alkaline soil.

Description: Semi-woody perennial with swollen root. Leaves sessile, alternate, trilobed; coarsely, but irregularly toothed. Flowers open at 9:45 AM (CDST--when collected), calyx lobes lanceolate, flowers yellow-orange, petals ovate, stamens many.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jul 27, 1987
Specimen number: 282

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0532
Accession Date: Aug 24, 1993
Accession Number: 40

Annotations: SCFRB

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