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Mentzelia nuda (Bractless blazingstar)
Flaigg, Lillian G.

Mentzelia nuda

Mentzelia nuda (Pursh) Torr. & A. Gray

Bractless Blazingstar, Sand Lily

Loasaceae (Loasa Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Pale cream.


USA: AZ , CO , IL , KS , MO , MT , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , WY


Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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