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Linum alatum (Winged flax)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Linum alatum

Linum alatum (Small) Winkl.

Winged Flax

Linaceae (Flax Family)

Synonym(s): Cathartolinum alatum, Mesynium alatum

USDA Symbol: LIAL2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

4 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Cyme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.
Flower: Petals 5

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Yellow petals with a reddish base.



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

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1270 Collected 2009-05-02 in Brazoria County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 Linum alatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Linum alatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Linum alatum


Record Modified: 2023-04-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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