Mentzelia pectinata - San Joaquin Blazing Star
Mentzelia pectinata has these poppy like flowers through much of the Spring starting early at lower elevations and blooming into late Spring at higher elevations. The San Joaqun Blazing Star grows in disturbed areas in full sun and will even grow on northerly exposures when it still gets some sun. Mentzelia pectinata will grow to a foot tall and wide. San Joaquin Blazing Star has flowers that close at night. Mentzelia laevicaulis is not particular about soil. The San Joaquin Blazing Star can be found in disturbed areas and roadsides. I find this is a good indicator for garden success.
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