New Mexico Wildflowers: Loasa Family

Flowers are organized alphabetically by genus and species. Hover over a photo series to control the images.

Whitestem Blazingstar (Mentzelia albicaulis)


Blazing Star, Desert Stickleaf (Mentzelia multiflora)

 The obvious field characteristic of this plant isn't the flowers but the leaves. Those are covered with tiny barbed hairs, especially on their undersides, giving them a Velcro-like ability to stick to clothes. When I posed a leaf on my pants leg, I inadvertently chose one that had snagged an Apache Plume seed.