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Distribution by County   5440    
Mentzelia polita  A. Nelson
Elegant blazing star,   Polished blazingstar
Mentzelia polita is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
Record Count by County

Inyo: 3 Lassen: 1 San Bernardino: 27

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]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 05/20/2024).