Taxon  Report   4911 
Linum puberulum  (Engelm.) A.A. Heller
Hairy flax,  Plains flax
Linum puberulum
© 2013 Don Davis
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Linum puberulum
© 2010 James M. Andre
Linum puberulum
© 2012 Keir Morse
Linum puberulum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Linum puberulum
© 2009 Christopher L. Christie
Family: LINACEAE  
Genus: Linum
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Cathartolinum puberulum
PLANTS: Linum rigidum var. puberulum
PLANTS: Mesynium puberulum
More information about  Linum puberulum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 25, 2017).

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