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Ten Petal Blazing Star

August 24th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments


“Mentzelia (ment-ZEL-ee-uh) is named for Christian Mentzel, a 17th century German botanist. Laevicaulia (lee-vih-KAHL-iss or lay-vih-KAHL-iss) means with smooth stems. The yellow flower closes in the heat of the day. The stamen are nearly as long as the petals which are from 1-3 inches long and the leaves and stems have hairs that stick to clothing and animal fur. Thus, they are sometimes called stickleleaf. Montana’s Native Americans dug the roots before the plant flowered and used them to lower fevers.” Quoted From: Blazing Star Mentzelia on WildUtah.us Photo Taken August 2009 Petersboro Utah by David Densley.

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  1. uma mahesh varma
    August 24th, 2009 at 08:08 | #1

    nice picture….

  2. August 25th, 2009 at 23:33 | #2

    Thanks Uma

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