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Linum imbricatum (Tufted flax)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Linum imbricatum

Linum imbricatum (Raf.) Shinners

Tufted Flax

Linaceae (Flax Family)

Synonym(s): Cathartolinum multicaule, Mesynium imbricatum, Nezera imbricata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

6 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May



From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-14
Research By: TWC Staff

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