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Sonoran Desert Plants
Mentzelia isolata (Isolated Blazing-star)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Mentzelia isolata

 Mentzelia isolata

Habitat: sand dunes,sandy areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate,simple,lanceolate,toothed,
Flower Color: orange
Flowering Period: summer
Spines: spineless
Family: Loasaceae (stick leaf family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 8. Eudicots: Acanthaceae to Apocynaceae. Phytoneuron 2014-85, 1-71 page 6 (8.5 MB pdf)

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 43 (8.5 MB pdf)

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