Taxon  Report   4128 
Hesperolinon micranthum  (A. Gray) Small
Common dwarf flax,  Small flower western flax, Small flowered dwarf flax, Threadstem flax
Hesperolinon micranthum
© 2011 Aaron Arthur
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Hesperolinon micranthum
© 2011 Vernon Smith
Hesperolinon micranthum
© 2008 Keir Morse ID: 0000 0000 1208 0131 [detail] 2008 Keir Morse
Hesperolinon micranthum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Hesperolinon micranthum
© 2003 Michael Charters
Family: LINACEAE  
Genus: Hesperolinon
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes, ridges
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2.4 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN + PLANTS: Linum micranthum
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Aug 16, 2018).

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