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Mentzelia oligosperma (Chickenthief)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Mentzelia oligosperma

Mentzelia oligosperma Nutt. ex Sims

Chickenthief, Stick-leaf

Loasaceae (Blazingstar Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: MEOL

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

From the Image Gallery

28 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Flowers open in early morning and close by afternoon.

Distribution

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

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0163 Collected May 22, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
NPSOT 0235 Collected June 9, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
NPSOT 0532 Collected Jul 27, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

3 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-ENH-2 Collected 2009-07-11 in Lampasas County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
LBJWC-35 Collected 2006-05-30 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

2 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Bibliography

Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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