Mentzelia albicaulis

Small-flowered blazing star

  • Height:   under 1 ft to 1 ft -
  • Life Cycle:   annual
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   yellow
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   desert - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Characteristics / Comments:   found in washes/riparian areas
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  • 3279
  • 3280

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Mentzelia albicaulis

Common Name:White stemmed blazing star

Mentzelia albicaulis, a dicot, is a annual herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:
Plant Community(s):Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alpine, El Dorado, Glenn, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Los Angeles, Mono, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Benito, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Tulare, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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