Texas
Wildbuds

Mentzelia reverchonii

(Prairie Stickleaf)

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Mentzelia reverchonii, Boquillas Canyon, Big Bend National Park 2231

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Mentzelia reverchonii, Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park 4297

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Mentzelia reverchonii, Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park 4286

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Mentzelia reverchonii, Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park 4299

Scientific Name Mentzelia reverchonii USDA PLANTS Symbol MERE2
Common Name Prairie Stickleaf ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 503801
Family Loasaceae (Loasa) SEINet Reference Click Here
Description Habitat: Sunny areas, dry, gravelly limestone or calcareous soils.
Plant: Short sprawling perennial with one or a few brittle, whitish stems, woody near base.
Leaves: Alternate, long-stalked leaves, hairy, sticky, lobed, 2 to 4 inches long.
Inflorescence: Flowers about 2 inches across, many yellow stamens, about 10 yellow petals, opening late afternoon.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
Notes: Photos at Santa Elena Canyon were taken too early in the day and the blossoms had not opened.
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Texas Status:
Native

Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX

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