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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Mentzelia puberula (Argus Blazing Star)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


Habitat: rocky slopes
Life Form: shrub
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: Mar.
Spines: spineless
Family: Loasaceae (stick leaf family)
Abundance: uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 15. Eudicots: Fagaceae to Lythraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-59: 1-53. Published 20 Oct 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 45 (8.5 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Mentzelia puberula (opens in a new tab).






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