Calflora
Taxon  Report   5431    
Mentzelia laevicaulis  (Hook.) Torr. & A. Gray
Blazing star,  Giant blazingstar, Smooth stem blazing star, Smoothstem blazingstar
Mentzelia laevicaulis
© 2015 Brad Singer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Mentzelia laevicaulis
© 2006 J. G. Riend
Mentzelia laevicaulis
© 2018 Chico Hiking Association
Mentzelia laevicaulis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Mentzelia laevicaulis
© 2006 J. G. Riend
Family: LOASACEAE  
Genus: Mentzelia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Mentzelia laevicaulis var. laevicaulis
More information about  Mentzelia laevicaulis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 (MELA2)

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 18, 2018).

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