Latin name: Mentzelia affinis E. Greene
  Pronunciation: ment-ZEE-lee-a a-FY-nis
  Common name: Yellow comet
  Family: Loasaceae (Loasa)
  Habitat: Sandy grassland, woodland and creosote
  bush scrub to 4000', Transverse and Peninsular
  Ranges, deserts
  Blooming period: March to May
  Click for Latin name derivations: (1) Mentzelia
  (2) affinis
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