Mentzelia lindleyi

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Mentzelia lindleyi
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Loasaceae
Genus: Mentzelia
Species: M. lindleyi
Binomial name
Mentzelia lindleyi
Torr. & A.Gray

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.


Distribution[edit]

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.

Description[edit]

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]

Cultivation[edit]

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]

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