Taxon  Report   5423 
Mentzelia dispersa  S. Watson
Bushy blazingstar,  Nada stickleaf, Scattered blazing star
Mentzelia dispersa
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Mentzelia dispersa
© 2003 Steve Matson
Mentzelia dispersa, 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 dispersa
© 2003 Steve Matson
Genus: Mentzelia
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: disturbed
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Mentzelia pinetorum
ICPN: Mentzelia dispersa var. compacta
ICPN: Mentzelia dispersa var. dispersa
ICPN: Mentzelia dispersa var. latifolia
ICPN: Mentzelia dispersa var. obtusa
More information about  Mentzelia dispersa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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:   (Accessed: Aug 20, 2018).

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