Calflora
Taxon  Report   5421    
Mentzelia crocea  Kellogg
Saffron blazing star,  Sierra blazingstar
Mentzelia crocea
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Mentzelia crocea
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Mentzelia crocea, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Mentzelia crocea
© 2018 Adam Chasey
Family: LOASACEAE  
Genus: Mentzelia
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Mentzelia lindleyi ssp. crocea
More information about  Mentzelia crocea
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 (MECR)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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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