Scientific Name: Mentzelia species
Common Name: Stickleaf, Blazing Star
Family: Loasaceae or Blazingstar Family
Duration: Annual or Perennial
Size: 16 inches or so
Growth Form: Forb/herb; stems slender, glabrous or with short hairs, plants erect bur mostly decumbent.
Leaves: sessile (including those with blades narrowing gradually to the base) or distinctly petiolate; blades linear, lanceolate to elliptic, ovate or oblanceolate; margins dentate to pinnately lobed, sometimes crenate or entire.
Flower Color: White to yellow to orange on terminating branches. Flowers vary with species.
Flowering Season: February to June.
Comments: Arizona has 28 species of genus Mentzelia.