Calflora
Taxon  Report   5420    
Mentzelia congesta  Torr. & A. Gray
Clustered blazing star,  United blazingstar
Mentzelia congesta
© 2006 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Mentzelia congesta
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Mentzelia congesta
© 2006 Steve Matson
Mentzelia congesta, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Mentzelia congesta
© 2006 Steve Matson
Family: LOASACEAE  
Genus: Mentzelia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Mentzelia congesta var. davidsoniana
More information about  Mentzelia congesta
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MECO2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 13, 2018).

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