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Linum pratense (Meadow flax)
Anderson, Wynn

Linum pratense

Linum pratense (Norton) Small

Meadow Flax

Linaceae (Flax Family)

Synonym(s): Adenolinum pratense, Linum lewisii var. pratense


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

3 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Usually pale blue, rarely white.


USA: AZ , CO , KS , NM , OK , TX

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1267 Collected 2009-05-19 in Ellis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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


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

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