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Linum aristatum (Bristle flax)
Cliffe, Harry

Linum aristatum

Linum aristatum Engelm.

Bristle Flax

Linaceae (Flax Family)

Synonym(s): Cathartolinum aristatum, Mesynium aristatum

USDA Symbol: LIAR3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Panicle
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AZ , CO , NM , TX , UT
Native Distribution: West Texas and northern Mexico to Utah.
Native Habitat: Very sandy soil.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-08-20
Research By: DEW

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