Mentzelia tridentata
Common Name: creamy blazing star
Family: Loasaceae
Element Code: PDLOA031U0
Full Name: Mentzelia tridentata (A. Davids.) H.J. Thomps. & Joyce Roberts

2011 James M. Andre
Biology Glossary
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 32
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    4 3 0 0 0 25
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    18 14
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
    32 0 0
Notes Glossary
  • Threatened by vehicles, mining, and grazing. See Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 9:71 (1910) for original description, and Phytologia 21(4):287 (1971) for revised nomenclature.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 2001-01-01
  • Last Update: 2014-07-30
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 700 - 1175 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • States: California
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Imperial (IMP),  Inyo (INY),  Kern (KRN),  Riverside (RIV),  San Bernardino (SBD),  San Diego (SDG)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    In-ko-pah Gorge (007A) 32116F1,  Mesa Grande (034A) 33116B7,  Thermal Canyon (064A) 33116F1,  Indio (064B) 33116F2,  Parker (095A) 34114B3,  Old Woman Springs (130B) 34116D6,  Snaggletooth (147C) 34114E6,  Camp Rock Mine (155B) 34116F6,  Ord Mountain (156A) 34116F7,  West Ord Mountain (156B) 34116F8,  White Horse Mtn. (156C) 34116E8,  Yermo (181A) 34116H7,  Nebo (181B) 34116H8,  Daggett (181C) 34116G8,  Minneola (181D) 34116G7,  Barstow (182A) 34117H1,  Barstow SE (182D) 34117G1,  Lane Mountain (206C) 35116A8,  Bird Spring (208A) 35117B3,  Saltdale NW (235B) 35117D8,  Cantil (235C) 35117C8,  Volcano Peak (282A) 35117H7,  Little Lake (282B) 35117H8,  Ballarat (302C) 36117A2,  Panamint (302D) 36117A1,  Haiwee Reservoirs (305B) 36117B8
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 1963
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
CNPS, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v8-02). California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. Website [accessed ].

32116F1=In-ko-pah Gorge (007A) 32116F1;33116B7=Mesa Grande (034A) 33116B7;33116F1=Thermal Canyon (064A) 33116F1;33116F2=Indio (064B) 33116F2;34114B3=Parker (095A) 34114B3;34116D6=Old Woman Springs (130B) 34116D6;34114E6=Snaggletooth (147C) 34114E6;34116F6=Camp Rock Mine (155B) 34116F6;34116F7=Ord Mountain (156A) 34116F7;34116F8=West Ord Mountain (156B) 34116F8;34116E8=White Horse Mtn. (156C) 34116E8;34116H7=Yermo (181A) 34116H7;34116H8=Nebo (181B) 34116H8;34116G8=Daggett (181C) 34116G8;34116G7=Minneola (181D) 34116G7;34117H1=Barstow (182A) 34117H1;34117G1=Barstow SE (182D) 34117G1;35116A8=Lane Mountain (206C) 35116A8;35117B3=Bird Spring (208A) 35117B3;35117D8=Saltdale NW (235B) 35117D8;35117C8=Cantil (235C) 35117C8;35117H7=Volcano Peak (282A) 35117H7;35117H8=Little Lake (282B) 35117H8;36117A2=Ballarat (302C) 36117A2;36117A1=Panamint (302D) 36117A1;36117B8=Haiwee Reservoirs (305B) 36117B8