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Linum sulcatum (Grooved flax)
Cliffe, Harry

Linum sulcatum

Linum sulcatum Riddell

Grooved flax, Yellow prairie flax

Linaceae (Flax Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: LISU4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Flowers bloom in the morning only to have their five petals fall off by noon on hot windy days.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store

Bibliography

* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Linum sulcatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Linum sulcatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Linum sulcatum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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