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Linum bienne  Mill.
Narrow leaved flax,   Pale flax,   Small flowered flax
Linum bienne is an annual herb that is not native to California.
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Genus: Linum
Family: Linaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: Coastal Prairie, weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSLinum angustifolium
Information about  Linum bienne from other sources

[Wikipedia] Europe Native, USA Introduction: Linum bienne, the pale or narrowleaf flax,[2] is a flowering plant in the genus Linum, native to the Mediterranean region and western Europe, north to England and Ireland. Linum bienne (=L. angustifolium) is considered the probable wild forebear of the cultivated flax,[3] and a fibre can be made from its stem. It is sometimes grown as a garden plant. It has been introduced into North America, where it is naturalized on the Pacific coast from Oregon to the central coast of California, and also in Pennsylvania; it is found in Hawaii, as well. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/23/2024).