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|Family: Loasaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mentzelia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mentzelia hirsutissima S. Watson
Habit: Annual 5--31 cm. Stem: erect, hairy, branched at base. Leaf: 1--11 cm, lanceolate to oblanceolate, toothed to lobed, upper sessile with lower lobes generally clasping. Inflorescence: bracts ovate to triangular, 4--10-toothed, +- clasping, green, base occasionally +- white. Flower: sepals 9--18 mm; petals 12--31 mm, obovate, pale yellow to orange, tip mucronate; stamens 4--12 mm, filaments +- broadened, generally distally 2-lobed, anther stalk between lobes thin, generally >= lobes; style 6--13 mm. Fruit: erect, 13--25 mm, 5--8 mm wide, cylindric. Seed: +- 2.5 mm, +- 1.5 mm wide, +- compressed, widest at middle, beaked, ashy-white.
Ecology: Washes, fans, slopes, creosote-bush scrub; Elevation: < 720 m. Bioregional Distribution: w DSon; Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Apr--May
Synonyms: Mentzelia hirsutissima var. stenophylla (Urb. & Gilg) I.M. Johnst.
eFlora Treatment Author: Joshua M. Brokaw, John J. Schenk & Barry Prigge
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Mentzelia gracilenta
Next taxon: Mentzelia involucrata
Citation for this treatment: Joshua M. Brokaw, John J. Schenk & Barry Prigge 2016. Mentzelia hirsutissima, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33242, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.