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Mentzelia argillicola

Mentzelia argillicola N.H. Holmgren & P.K. Holmgren

Pioche Stickleaf, Piocho Blazing Star, Piocho Blazingstar

Loasaceae (Loasa family)


USDA Symbol: MEAR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Sparsely vegetated cliffs and knolls, gypsum-rich clayey soils.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 argillicola in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mentzelia argillicola in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mentzelia argillicola


Record Modified: 2020-11-04
Research By: CBR

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