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Blazing Star (yellow)
Mentzelia lindleyi


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About Blazing Star (yellow) (Mentzelia lindleyi)
Height: Up to 3 ft.
Flower Color: Yellow
Plant Type: Annual. Lives just one year. Grows quickly, blooms heavily, dies with first frost. Can regrow following spring if seed falls on bare ground.
Flower Type: Poppy-like
Bloom Time: Early and mid-season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is Blazing Star (yellow)'s native range?
  Indigenous To:
Where Blazing Star (yellow) is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: West of the Mississippi
  Zones: 6-9 West of the Mississippi
  States:
How to grow Blazing Star (yellow) (Mentzelia lindleyi)
  Soil preference: Adaptable
  Sun/Shade: Needs full sun.
  Moisture Requirements: Average to dry
  Instructions: This is a desert species from California and the deserts. (Don't confuse it with the other "Blazing Star" that is a plains native and has tall spikes of purple flowers.) It needs to develop a tap root, so does best in loose, fast-draining (sandy) soils. This beauty with golden, star-shaped flowers was a food source for Native Americans. With the right conditions, this one is easy to grow.

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