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Mentzelia nitens (Shining blazingstar)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Mentzelia nitens

Mentzelia nitens Greene

Shining Blazingstar

Loasaceae (Loasa Family)


USDA Symbol: MENI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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