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Mentzelia decapetala (Tenpetal blazingstar)
Reveal, James L.

Mentzelia decapetala

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

Tenpetal Blazingstar

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Creamy white.


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

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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

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: 2019-08-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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