Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Linum usitatissimum L. image
Photographer: Paul E. Berry           

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Dennis W. Woodland

Kurt Stüber

Margery Melgaard

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Linaceae
Linum usitatissimum L.
common flax
Linum: from the old Greek name for flax, linon, used by Theophrastus
usitatissimum: most useful
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect, annual, up to 40" tall forb; one to several stems often branched toward the top
Flower: blue, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/4" wide; inflorescence a loose, branched cluster (panicle) of stalked flowers; blooms June-Aug.
Leaf:small and narrowly lance-shaped
Habitat: fields, roadsides
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Linum humile Mill.
Linum usitatissimum L. var. humile (Mill.) Pers.
Linum usitatissimum L. var. usitatissimum

         
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