Calflora
Taxon  Report   5446    
Mentzelia tridentata  (Davidson) H. J. Thomps. & J. E. Roberts
Dentate blazing star,  Threetooth blazingstar
Mentzelia tridentata
© 2010 Tim Thomas
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Mentzelia tridentata
© 2011 James M. Andre
Mentzelia tridentata
© 2011 James M. Andre
Mentzelia tridentata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Mentzelia tridentata
© 2014 Don Davis
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Mentzelia tricuspis var. brevicornuta
More information about  Mentzelia tridentata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 (METR4)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 17, 2018).

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