Taxon  Report   4122 
Hesperolinon californicum  (Benth.) Small
California dwarf flax,  California western flax
Hesperolinon californicum
© 2015 Vernon Smith
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Hesperolinon californicum
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Hesperolinon californicum
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Hesperolinon californicum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Hesperolinon californicum
© 2014 John Doyen
Family: LINACEAE  
Genus: Hesperolinon
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2.8 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN + PLANTS: Linum californicum var. confertum
PLANTS: Linum californicum
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 24, 2018).

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