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Mentzelia decapetala (Tenpetal blazingstar)
Reveal, James L.

Mentzelia decapetala

Mentzelia decapetala (Pursh ex Sims) Urb. & Gilg ex Gilg

Tenpetal Blazingstar, Ten-petal Western Star, Gumbo-lily

Loasaceae (Loasa Family)

Synonym(s): Nuttallia decapetala

USDA Symbol: MEDE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Creamy white to pale yellow.


USA: CO , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OK , SD , TX , WY
Canada: AB , SK

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

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


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

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