Mentzelia

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Mentzelia
MentzeliaLindleyi.jpg
Mentzelia lindleyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Loasaceae
Genus: Mentzelia
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Species

Some 60-70, see text

Synonyms

Bartonia (non Muhl. ex Willd.: preoccupied)

Mentzelia is a genus of about 60-70 species of flowering plants in the family Loasaceae, native to the Americas. The genus comprises annual, biennial, and perennial herbaceous plants and a few shrubs.

They are commonly called blazing stars or stickleafs; other names include "evening stars" and "moonflowers".

Selected species[edit]

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