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Mentzelia affinis (Yellowcomet)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Mentzelia affinis

Mentzelia affinis Greene

Yellowcomet, Yellow Comet

Loasaceae (Loasa Family)


USDA Symbol: MEAF2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun



Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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