|Scientific Name||Mentzelia multiflora||USDA PLANTS Symbol||MEMU3|
|Common Name||Adonis Blazingstar||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||503788|
Life zones and habitat: Plains to foothills (5000 to 9600 ft.); sunny, dry, gravelly areas.
Plant: Erect perennial 16 to 32 inches tall, branching, whitish stems.
Leaves: Narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, occasionally oblanceolate, hairy and sticky with deep lobes; basal leaves petiolate, stem leaves sessile and alternate.
Inflorescence: Blossoms opening in the afternoon about 2 inches across; many stamens with white filaments and yellow anthers, outer several whorls of stamens with broadened filaments; 10 light-yellow to cream-colored petals: 5 sepals below reflexed when open.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Flora of North America and SEINet.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County