Latin name: Mentzelia obscura H.J. Thompson &
  Joyce Roberts
  Pronunciation: ment-ZEE-lee-a ob-SKYUR-a

  Common name: Pacific blazing star
  Family: Loasaceae (Loasa)
  Habitat: Washes, slopes, joshua tree woodland to
  5000', both deserts from Baja to Inyo Co.

  Blooming period: February to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Mentzelia
  2) obscura
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