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Linum puberulum (Plains flax)
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Linum puberulum

Linum puberulum (Engelm.) A. Heller

Plains Flax

Linaceae (Flax Family)

Synonym(s): Cathartolinum puberulum, Linum rigidum var. puberulum, Mesynium puberulum

USDA Symbol: LIPU4

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
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AZ , CA , CO , NE , NM , NV , TX , UT , WY
Native Distribution: California (east of the mountains), Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah, Texas.
Native Habitat: Dry ridges, desert mountains. Elevation: 3250'8000'.


Bibref 7 - Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California (1993) Hickman, J.C. (ed.)
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 puberulum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Linum puberulum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Linum puberulum


Record Modified: 2018-06-26
Research By: DEW

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