CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record mentzelia_torreyi - Tue, Nov. 30, 2021 03:17 ET c
Mentzelia torreyi
common nameTorrey's blazing star
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life formperennial herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 2B.2
LIST 2B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere.
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S2      ranking system key
global rank
G4     G4: apparently secure, but some concern
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (15):
Blackrock (372B) 3611882, Independence (372C) 3611872, Fish Slough (413B) 3711844, Rovana (414A) 3711845, Hammil Valley (432B) 3711864, Chidago Canyon (432C) 3711854, Banner Ridge (433A) 3711865, Toms Place (433C) 3711856, Casa Diablo Mountain (433D) 3711855, Lee Vining (453A) 3711981, Cedar Hill (469A) 3811827, Sulphur Pond (469C) 3811818, Big Alkali (470B) 3811922, Negit Island (470D) 3811911, Bridgeport (487C) 3811932
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Inyo (INY), Mono (MNO), Idaho (ID), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Great Basin scrub (GBScr)
•Mojavean desert scrub (MDScr)
•Pinyon and juniper woodland (PJWld)/sandy or rocky, alkaline, usually volcanic
blooming period Jun-Aug  
elevation range1170 - 2835 meters
Possibly threatened by vehicles, grazing, and trampling. See Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 10:72 (1874) for original description, and Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 21:158-159 (1934) for taxonomic treatment.
full nameMentzelia torreyi Gray
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  METO2 Element Code  PDLOA031S0
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Tue, Nov. 30, 2021 from

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