Calflora
Taxon  Report   5436 
Mentzelia nitens  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
Family: LOASACEAE  
Genus: Mentzelia
Communities:
Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN: Mentzelia nitens var. nitens
More information about  Mentzelia nitens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MENI2)

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 26, 2018).

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