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Linum berlandieri var. berlandieri (Berlandier's yellow flax)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Linum berlandieri var. berlandieri

Linum berlandieri Hook. var. berlandieri

Berlandier's Yellow Flax, Yellow Flax, Stiff-stem Flax

Linaceae (Flax Family)

Synonym(s): Cathartolinum berlandieri, Cathartolinum sanctum, Linum rigidum var. berlandieri, Linum sanctum

USDA Symbol: libeb2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Named for French-Swiss physician Jean Louis Berlandier (1805-1851) who collected plants in Texas and northern Mexico.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AR , CO , KS , LA , NE , NM , OK , TX
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas, Woodlands' edge, Opening

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Gravelly, Sandy, Sandy Loam


Use Other: Fibers, Oil
Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Bibref 765 - McMillen's Texas Gardening: Wildflowers (1998) Howard, D.
Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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 berlandieri var. berlandieri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Linum berlandieri var. berlandieri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Linum berlandieri var. berlandieri


Record Modified: 2023-02-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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