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Linum hudsonioides Planch.
Texas Flax, Yellow Flax, Hudson Flax
Linaceae (Flax Family)
Synonym(s): Cerastium clawsonii, Mesynium hudsonioides
USDA Symbol: LIHU2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Herbaceous annual, forming stems reaching 2 to 12 inches tall, linear leaves to 10 mm long. Yellow petals, with or without a brick-red base.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: KS , NM , OK , TX
Native Distribution: Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy, gravelly soils
Conditions Comments: Texas flax is a wonderful low-growing plant in the prairie, providing a hint of color through its yellow petals with red centers. Many species are cultivated as ornamentals, some as a source of fibers.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Texas flax is a wonderful low-growing plant in the prairie, providing a hint of color through its yellow petals with red centers. Many species are cultivated as ornamentals, some as a source of fibers.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-16 Collected 2006-05-02 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Web ReferenceWebref 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Linum hudsonioides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Linum hudsonioides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Linum hudsonioides
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-02-16
Research By: AMS,RSB