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|Family: Loasaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mentzelia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mentzelia reflexa Coville
Habit: Annual 2--20 cm. Stem: erect, hairy. Leaf: 1--10 cm, lanceolate to ovate, toothed. Inflorescence: bracts lanceolate to ovate, lobed, green. Flower: sepals 5--7 mm; petals 8 in 2 series, 6--12 mm, oblanceolate, +- white to pale yellow; stamens 3--8 mm, filaments +- broadened, unlobed distally; style 5--6.5 mm. Fruit: erect to reflexed, 9--13 mm, 5--7 mm wide, cylindric to barrel-shaped. Seed: 2--2.5 mm, +- compressed, narrowed and folded near middle, +- beaked, ashy-white. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Washes, rocky slopes, roadsides; Elevation: < 1524 m. Bioregional Distribution: W&I, DMoj. Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Joshua M. Brokaw, John J. Schenk & Barry Prigge
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Mentzelia ravenii
Next taxon: Mentzelia torreyi
Citation for this treatment: Joshua M. Brokaw, John J. Schenk & Barry Prigge 2016. Mentzelia reflexa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33280, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.