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Mentzelia nuda

Common name sand lily, blazing star
Family loasaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white (summer)
Light sun

Native to dry prairielands of the central U.S. Silvery flowers open late in the afternoon and close in the evening. Forms a strong taproot. I've not been successful growing this yet – two years in a row, getting seedlings was no problem, but the plants disappeared not too long after being set out in the garden. Maybe I need to grow them on in pots longer; making another attempt this year.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '10 trade. Baggy 70F (16d; 27%G, 5-10d) - 70F with light (2%G, 6d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (17/++ G, 5-20d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (16/++ G, 5-18d)

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