Linum medium (Planch.) Britton

Stiff Yellow Flax


CC = 5
CW = 3
MOC = 50

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Family - Linaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Linum_medium_stem.jpg Stem and leaves.

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Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Linum_medium_flower1.jpg Thumb and fingers left for scale...

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Linum_medium_flower2.jpg ...Without thumb.

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Linum_medium_calyx.jpg Calyx.

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Flowering - May - August.

Habitat - Rocky open woods, prairies, glades. Typically in acid soils.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This little species can be found in the Ozark region of Missouri and in a few eastern counties north of the Missouri River. The plant is easily identified by its small yellow flowers, thin stems (which are NOT winged), and its small, thin, mostly alternate leaves. Another species, L. sulcatum Riddell, is similar but has two small black glands at the base of each of its leaves. Of these two species, L. medium prefers a more acid soil.

Photographs taken off Hwy H, Shannon County, MO., 6-13-03.