Desert Blazing Star, <i><u>Mentzelia pumila</i></u>

Desert Blazing Star, Mentzelia pumila




Seed Pods

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Family: Loasaceae, Stickleaf family
Plant Size: About 18" high in our area.
Blooms in: Spring through Fall
Habitat Preferred: Roadsides, dry clearings, washes
Photo(s) taken at: Peck's Lake area
Bloom Color: Yellow
Other Common Names: Stickleaf
Origin: Native
Comments: A spindly plant with narrow, serrated leaves - the flowers open late in the day. The common name "Stickleaf" is used due to the leaves' ability to stick to your clothing like Velcro!
Further Reference & Sources: "Arizona Flora", Kearney, Peebles, et. al., Univ. of California Press, 1951 w/1960 supp.;   "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press; The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Western Edition Knopf, 1979, 1992
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