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Mentzelia lindleyi

Mentzelia lindleyi (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Cornales

Familia: Loasaceae
Genus: Mentzelia
Species: Mentzelia lindleyi

Mentzelia lindleyi Torr. & A.Gray

Flora North America north of Mexico. Oxford Univ. Press, New York. 1:533. 1840
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Mentzelia lindleyi in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: Lindley's blazingstar, Evening Star, Blazing Star

Mentzelia lindleyi, commonly known as golden bartonia,[1] Lindley's blazingstar,[2] evening star, or blazing star, is an annual wildflower of western North America.


The plant is found in the California Coast Ranges, San Francisco Bay Area, and San Joaquin Valley of California; and in Arizona.[2]

Habitats it is found in include Coastal sage scrub and Southern oak woodland.

Mentzelia lindleyi grows to 1–3 feet (0.30–0.91 m) tall.[3]

The plant produces bright yellow flowers, 3 inches in diameter, with five petals. One plant may have 25-35 flowers.[3]

As an annual wildflower, Mentzelia lindleyi is cultivated as an ornamental plant in traditional flower beds, drought tolerant and habitat gardens, and desert rock gardens. It is a pollinator plant in wildlife gardens. The plant prefers sandy soil in gardens.[4]

"Mentzelia lindleyi". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 5 September 2014.
USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Mentzelia lindleyi". The PLANTS Database (plants.usda.gov). Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center — Mentzelia lindleyi synopsis.
Las Pilitas Horticultural Database: Mentzelia lindleyi (Blazing Star)

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