Mentzelia decapetala (Pursh) Urb. & Gilg

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Mentzelia decapetala (Pursh) Urb. & Gilg

  • Description

    Species Description - Stout, sparingly branched biennial 2–5 dm; lvs sessile or short-petioled, narrowly lanceolate or oblong, sharply cleft or pinnatifid, the larger 6–15 cm; pet 10, pale yellow to nearly white, 5–7 cm; stamens 100–200; fr 3–5 cm; 2n=22. Dry prairies and plains; N.D. to Alta. and Ida., s. to w. Io., Tex., and n. Mex.; adventive in Ill. July–Sep. (Nuttallia d.)

  • Common Names

    sand-lily, evening star