Packard’s Mentzelia

Photo Credit: Oregon Department of Agriculture


  • Species Common Name Packard's Mentzelia
  • Species Scientific Name Mentzelia packardiae
  • Federal Listing Status Species of Concern
  • State Listing Status Threatened


Special needs

Packard's mentzelia occurs on volcanic ash high in potassium. This species grows on loose slopes at altitudes of approximately 2700-5250 feet.

Limiting factors

Mining, recreational and off-road vehicle activities, and road construction utilizing ash substrate threaten this species.

Conservation actions

Minimize road construction into side canyons and mining activity near Packard's mentzelia. Minimize pesticide spraying along local roadways before and during the blooming period, which threatens pollinators. Monitor populations annually.

Key reference or plan

Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Conservation