Calflora
Taxon  Report   5427    
Mentzelia involucrata  S. Watson
Bracted blazing star,  Sand blazing star, Whitebract blazingstar
Mentzelia involucrata
© 2003 Dianne Fristrom
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Mentzelia involucrata
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Mentzelia involucrata
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Mentzelia involucrata, 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 involucrata
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Family: LOASACEAE  
Genus: Mentzelia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Mentzelia involucrata var. megalantha
ICPN: Mentzelia involucrata var. involucrata
More information about  Mentzelia involucrata
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 (MEIN5)

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 12, 2018).

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