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Mentzelia laevicaulis - Blazing Star

Mentzelia laevicaulis is nothing short of spectacular. This blazing star blooms during the summer and through to the Fall when most of the wildflowers are long since finished. Mentzelia laevicaulis will grow to 3 feet tall and wide and will often have more than a dozen 3 inch blossoms blazing at a time. The flowers close at night. Mentzelia laevicaulis prefers well drained soil. The Blazing Star can be found in disturbed areas and roadsides. I find this is a good indicator for garden success.

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Mentzelia laevicaulis