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Mentzelia leucophylla

Scientific Name:Mentzelia leucophylla
Common name:Ash Meadows blazing star
Rank and Status   
Global Rank:G1 Native Status:Native
Subnational (State) Rank:S1 Endemic:Yes
US ESA Status:Listed threatened Sand Dunes:No
NNHP Tracking Status:At-Risk List Wetland:No
Other Agency Status Status Last Updated Status Comments
Bureau of Land Management - Nevada Sensitive BLM Nevada Sensitive Species List dated 2017-10-01
State of Nevada Protected Critically endangered
Nevada Native Plant Society Threatened
Distribution (NV Counties)

Status: Confident or certain

Summary Occurrence Data
Occurrence Count:8
Total Observed Area (hectares):1
Maximum Known Elevation (m):Not available
Minimum Known Elevation (m):671
Mentzelia leucophylla data at NatureServe
Mentzelia leucophylla photos and data at Encyclopedia of Life
Character Abstract
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Habitat Comments:Open, generally dry, hard, salt-crusted alkaline clay or sandy-clay soils on low bluffs, swales, flats, and drainages in shadscale vegetation surrounding spring and seep areas with Atriplex confertifolia, Haplopappus acradenius, Enceliopsis nudicaulis corrugata, Astragalus phoenix, etc.
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Inventory Comments:Surveys are largely complete, but a few occurrences may remain to be documented.
Inventory Needs:
Version Date:02/02/1999 - 12:00am
Illustration from Mozingo and Williams, 1980.
Photographer: Jeanne R. Janish
Photo Date: 1980