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Hesperolinon congestum

Hesperolinon congestum (A. Gray) Small

Marin Dwarf Flax, Marin Dwarf-flax, Marin Western Flax

Linaceae (Flax family)

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

USDA Symbol: HECO12

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.


Native Habitat: Grasslands on serpentine soils.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1X6
Status: Threatened
Historic Range: U.S.A. (CA)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

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.

Additional resources

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


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

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