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Mentzelia multiflora (Adonis blazingstar)
Williams, Pam

Mentzelia multiflora

Mentzelia multiflora (Nutt.) A. Gray

Adonis Blazingstar, Prairie Stickleaf, Blazingstar

Loasaceae (Loasa Family)


USDA Symbol: MEMU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This plant, 2-2 1/2 feet tall, has many branches and shiny white stems. It is noted for its rough, sticky foliage covered with hairs with minute barbs; hence the common name "stickleaf." The flowers, about 2 inches in diameter, open in the late afternoon and close in the morning. They usually have 10 yellow petals with many long stamens.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AZ , CA , CO , NE , NM , OK , TX , UT , WY

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.


Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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


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

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