Mentzelia micrantha

Stick-leaf blazing star

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   annual
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   spring - summer
  • Flower Color:   yellow
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Characteristics / Comments:   fire follower
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   80,000
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Mentzelia micrantha

Common Name:Small flowered stickleaf

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

US Distribution:extends only slightly beyond CA borders
Plant Community(s):Chaparral

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

ContraCosta, Colusa, Fresno, Glenn, Kings, Kern, Lake, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Shasta, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Ventura, Yolo

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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