Mentzelia lindleyi

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Mentzelia lindleyi
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Loasaceae
Genus: Mentzelia
Species:
M. lindleyi
Binomial name
Mentzelia lindleyi

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mentzelia lindleyi". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Mentzelia lindleyi". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center — Mentzelia lindleyi synopsis.
  4. ^ Las Pilitas Horticultural Database: Mentzelia lindleyi (Blazing Star)
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