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.
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.
Distribution & Occurrence
Co-occurs with Frasera gypsicola on gypsum spring mounds in the White River Valley in Nevada.
|There are 7 known populations and an unknown number of individuals.|
Conservation, Ecology & Research
Propagation protocol development
Continued monitoring of current populations
Propogation protocol development
Holmgren, N.H.; Holmgren, P.K. 2002. New Mentzelias (Loasaceae) from the Intermountain Region of Western United States. Systematic Botany. 27: 747-762.