Taxon  Report   5441 
Mentzelia pterosperma  Eastw.
Wing seed blazing star,  Wingseed blazingstar
Mentzelia pterosperma
© 2006 Trent M. Draper
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Mentzelia pterosperma
© 2006 Trent M. Draper
Mentzelia pterosperma, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Mentzelia pterosperma
© 2006 Trent M. Draper
Genus: Mentzelia
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Nuttallia pterosperma
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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: Feb 20, 2018).

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