Taxon  Report   5436 
Mentzelia nitens  E. Greene
Shining blazing star,  Shining blazingstar, Venus blazing star
Mentzelia nitens
© 2008 Steve Matson
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Mentzelia nitens
© 2008 Steve Matson
Mentzelia nitens
© 2008 Steve Matson
Mentzelia nitens, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Mentzelia nitens
© 1999 Larry Blakely
Genus: Mentzelia
Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Mentzelia nitens
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2016).

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