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Family: LOASACEAE 

 Mentzelia rhizomata
 

Photo from University of Maryland.

  
Author:  James Lauritz Reveal 2002
Family:  Loasaceae
Habitat:  Western Colorado, USA
Soil:  Mix or grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 centimetres
Height:  10 (30) centimetres
Flower:  Golden-Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -

Photo from University of Maryland.

    This recent discovered member of the Loasaceae family was described by James Lauritz Reveal in 2002. It is found in western Colorado, USA, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The rhizomes will grow up to three centimetres in diameter, the branches reach for up to 30 centimetres in length. The flowers are gold to yellow in colour, and open in late afternoon.