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|Family: Loasaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mentzelia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mentzelia puberula J. Darl.
Habit: Perennial herb 15--54 cm. Stem: erect, hairy. Leaf: 2--6.5 cm, 10--40 mm wide, lower widely obovate to elliptic or widely elliptic, toothed, upper sessile, ovate to broadly elliptic, base not clasping. Inflorescence: bracts linear, entire, green. Flower: sepals 5--9 mm; petals 7--14 mm, 2--6 mm wide, yellow, tip obtuse; stamens 3--12 mm, filaments of 5 outermost 5--12 mm, 1.5--3 mm wide, oblanceolate, tip irregularly cut, round to acute, with anther; style 4--7 mm. Fruit: erect, 5--10 mm, 5--7 mm wide, cup-shaped. Seed: +- 3 mm, +- 2 mm wide, lenticular, winged, white.
Ecology: Sandy crevices in cliffs or rocky slopes; Elevation: 90--1280 m. Bioregional Distribution: se DMoj, e DSon; Distribution Outside California: to Arizona, Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Joshua M. Brokaw, John J. Schenk & Barry Prigge
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Mentzelia pterosperma
Next taxon: Mentzelia ravenii
Citation for this treatment: Joshua M. Brokaw, John J. Schenk & Barry Prigge 2016. Mentzelia puberula, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33278, accessed on October 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 26, 2016.