Species Details

Mentzelia eremophila

solitary blazing star

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Scientific Name:
Mentzelia eremophila (Jeps.) H.J. Thomps. & Joyce Roberts
Common Name:
solitary blazing star
Family: Loasaceae
Element Code: PDLOA030G0
USDA Plants Symbol: MEER2
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Mar-May
Elevation:
700 - 1220 meters
2295 - 4005 feet
General Habitat:
  • Mojavean desert scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Threatened by vehicles, grazing, and mining. Can be confused with M. nitens. See Manual of the Flowering Plants of California, p. 650 (1925) by W.L. Jepson for original description, and Phytologia 21(4):281 (1971) for revised nomenclature.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presence:
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Nevada (NV)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Kern (KRN), San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Ballinger Canyon (3411984), Cantil (3511738), Cinco (3511831), Cuddeback Lake (3511734), Dove Spring (3511841), Garlock (3511747), Helendale (3411763), Johannesburg (3511736), Mojave NE (3511821), Red Mountain (3511735), Saltdale NW (3511748)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
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