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Marcus, Joseph A.
Linum hudsonioides Planch.
Hudson Flax, Texas flax, Yellow Flax
Synonyms: Cerastium clawsonii, Mesynium hudsonioides
USDA Symbol: LIHU2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Herbaceous annual, forming stems reaching 2 to 11 inches tall, linear leaves to 10 mm long. Yellow petals, with or without a brick-red base.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Size Notes:
2-11 Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
KS , NM , OK , TX Native Distribution:
Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy, gravelly soils
Conditions Comments: Texas flax is a wonderful low-growing plant in the prairie, providing a hint of color through its yellow petals with red centers. Many species are cultivated as ornamentals, some as a source of fibers.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Texas flax is a wonderful low-growing plant in the prairie, providing a hint of color through its yellow petals with red centers. Many species are cultivated as ornamentals, some as a source of fibers.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-16
Collected 2006-05-02 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: AMS, RSB