Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Linum sulcatum Riddell image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Derek Anderson

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Linaceae
Linum sulcatum Riddell
grooved yellow flax
Linum: from the old Greek name for flax, linon, used by Theophrastus
sulcatum: for "furrowed" from conspicuous ridges or grooves of the stem
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 8"-32" tall, smooth forb with upper branches
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/3"-3/4" wide; inflorescence a loose, branched cluster (panicle) of stalked flowers; blooms June-July
Leaf:small and narrow, mostly alternate with dark glands at the base
Habitat: dry; upland woods, prairies, inland sands
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Cathartolinum sulcatum (Riddell) Small
Linum sulcatum Riddell var. sulcatum
Mesynium sulcatum (Riddell) A.Löve & D.Löve

         
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