Loasaceae
Blazingstar Family
1 genera
4 species
2 subspecies and varieties
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Mentzelia albicauliswhite-stem blazingstar
Distribution: Mostly east of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Montana and New Mexico.
Habitat: Dry, usually sandy soil in the shrub-steppe to the foothills.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Mentzelia dispersabushy blazing star
Distribution: East of the Cascades in Washington; Washington south to southern California, east to Montana and Colorado.
Habitat: Dry soil, from the plains into the canyons and slopes of the lower mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Mentzelia laevicaulisgiant blazing-star
Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Montana and Colorado.
Habitat: Dry, often rocky or gravelly soil, desert valleys to lower mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July-September
var. laevicaulis – blazing star mentzelia, common blazing star
var. parviflora – blazing star mentzelia, common blazing star
Mentzelia montanamountain blazing-star
Origin: Native