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Mentzelia nitens
shining blazingstar Blazing-star Family
Mentzelia nitens Loasaceae
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common names
  shining blazingstar
  Venus blazingstar
accepted scientific name
  Mentzelia nitens Greene
rules for finding collection records
  Mentzelia californica (29)
  Mentzelia nitens (306)
  exclude Mentzelia nitens jonesii
family name
  Loasaceae
Image Author: ©2009 Gary A. Monroe
Image License: CC BY-NC

Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is .65 to 1.4 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Basal
Plant Observed 2nd week of February thru 2nd week of July

How Likely at this Location (16%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
Links to Plant Photos
Cal Photos (34)
Jay Sullivan (1)
base map where plant found
mag select

Desert
Sand
Native Plant Status
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native Native
native Not Present

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