Latin name: Mentzelia oreophila J. Darl.
Pronunciation: ment-ZEE-lee-a or-ee-OFF-i-la
Common name: Inyo blazing star
Family: Loasaceae (Loasa)
Habitat: Washes, limestone soils, talus slopes, 2500'-6000', creosote bush scrub, joshua tree and pinyon-juniper woodland, Clark Mts and mountains of northern Mojave Desert
Blooming period: May to August
Name derivations: 1) Mentzelia 2) oreophila