Mentzelia multiflora Adonis Blazing Star, Stickleaf
PERENNIAL. Thick white semi-woody stems have smooth, alternate,
bluish green leaves with evenly spaced, ladderlike lobes. Flowers
are deep yellow, 2.5 cm., with ten pointed petals and a tuft of stamens.
Rarely seen in bloom, since flowers wither in bright sunlight. Blooms
March-October. Seed capsules prominent, cylindrical, rounded at base.
Occasional in the Empires in dry washes, dirt embankments, and other coarse,
M. albicaulis is hairy, often semi-erect,
with much smaller 5-petaled flowers and smaller seed capsules that are
narrow at the base.
FAMILY: Loasaceae (Loasa Family)