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Mentzelia albescens (Wavyleaf blazingstar)
Cliffe, Harry

Mentzelia albescens

Mentzelia albescens (Gillies & Arn.) Griseb.

Wavyleaf Blazingstar

Loasaceae (Loasa Family)


USDA Symbol: MEAL5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

7 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Leaf Margin: Lobed
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Light yellow.


USA: KS , MO , OK , TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0520 Collected Jul 11, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-MJM-2 Collected 2006-06-02 in Llano County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2008-07-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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