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Hesperolinon californicum

Hesperolinon californicum (Benth.) Small

California Dwarf Flax, California Dwarf-flax, California Western Flax

Linaceae (Flax family)

Synonym(s): Linum californicum, Linum californicum var. confertum

USDA Symbol: HECA11

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.


Native Habitat: Rocky areas, chaparral, grassland, usually on serpentine soils.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-04
Research By: CBR

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