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Mentzelia dispersa

Mentzelia dispersa S. Watson

Bushy Blazingstar, Nada Stickleaf, Nevada Blazingstar, Scattered Blazing Star

Loasaceae (Loasa family)



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


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Plant Characteristics

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


USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , ND , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Loamy to sandy or rocky slopes, grasslands, scrub, dry forests, roadsides.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 dispersa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mentzelia dispersa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mentzelia dispersa


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

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