Mentzelia tiehmii

Family:
Loasaceae
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CPC Number:
44657
Profile Contributors:
Rita Dodge
Sponsorship:
Fully Sponsored

Reference Links

ITIS - Tropicos - USDA Plants - Fish & WildLife

Participating Institutions

The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
Red Butte Garden and Arboretum


The conservation of Mentzelia tiehmii is fully sponsored.
Rita Dodge contributed to this Plant Profile.

Description

Mentzelia tiehmii is endemic to Nevada and co-occurs with Frasera gypsicola on gypsum spring mounds in the White River Valley. It is a multi-stemmed sub-shrub that originates from a woody taproot and gets up to one foot tall. Herbage is densely pubescent, stems are white, and the flowers are yellow. It flowers from late June to early September. The flowers open in late afternoon and close before daybreak (Holmgren and Holmgren, 2002). It does not have a federal status.

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