|Scientific Name||Mentzelia oligosperma||USDA PLANTS Symbol||MEOL|
|Common Name||Stickleaf, Chickenthief||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||503792|
|Description||Habitat: Open areas, woodland edges, hillsides.
Plant: Much-branched, sprawling, somewhat woody perennial 1 to 2 feet tall with hairy stems.
Leaves: Alternate, oblanceolate or ovate leaves 1/2 to 2 inches long, sessile or short-petiolate, with toothed or wavy edges.
Inflorescence: Yellow-orange flowers about 3/4-inch across opening early morning and late afternoon, 5 pointed petals and many protruding stamens.
Bloom Period: April to October.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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