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Mentzelia involucrata

Stickleaf, Silver Blazing-Star, pega pega

Mentzelia involucrata
Mentzelia involucrata
Mentzelia involucrata

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: bajadas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: lanceolate
leaf surface3: rough
leaf margin3: toothed or pinnatifid
Flower color2: cream
Flowering period2: Feb. to May
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Loasaceae (stick leaf family)
Synonym(s)1: Mentzelia involucrata v.megalantha
Status: common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land

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