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