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Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)
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Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)

General: Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis) is a sparsely leaved, upright annual forb with white stems and small, pale yellow flowers. The flowers have five petals and many stamens.

Whitestem Blazingstar is a fairly common component of desert vegetation communities during the spring. It can be found on dry, well-drained sandy and gravelly desert flats, bajadas, and moderate slopes in the lower mountains in the Lower Sonora (Creosote-Bursage Flats) and Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) life zones.

Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)

Family: Loasa (Loasaceae).

Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis) Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)
Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis) Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)
Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis) Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)
Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis) Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)
Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis) Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)
Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis) Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)
Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis) Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)
Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis) Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)
Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis) Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)
Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis) Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)
Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis) Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)
Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis) Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)
Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis) Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)
Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis) Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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