Taxon  Report   4912 
Linum usitatissimum  L.
Common flax
Linum usitatissimum
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Linum usitatissimum
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Linum usitatissimum
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Linum usitatissimum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Linum usitatissimum
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Family: LINACEAE  
Genus: Linum
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Linum humile
PLANTS: Linum usitatissimum var. humile
More information about  Linum usitatissimum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (LIUS)

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 27, 2016).

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