Scientific Name: Mentzelia asperula
Common Names: Organ Mountain Blazingstar, Mountain Stickleaf
Growth Habit: Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Upland. This wildflower grows on rocky slopes between 4000 and 6000 feet (1219 and 1829 m) in elevation.
Flower Color: Orange
Flowering Season: Summer (late), Fall. It blooms after the summer monsoon rains.
Height: To 1 foot (30 cm) tall
Description: The flowers have 5 petals, 5 narrow, hairy, green sepals, and cylindrical ovaries that dry into cigar-shaped seed capsules. The leaves are green, hairy, alternate, narrowly triangular in shape, and pinnately lobed and toothed.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Loasaceae – Loasa family
Genus: Mentzelia L. – blazingstar
Species: Mentzelia asperula Woot. & Standl. – Organ Mountain blazingstar
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