Taxon  Report   4122    
Hesperolinon californicum  (Benth.) Small
California dwarf flax,  California western flax
Hesperolinon californicum
© 2014 John Doyen
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Hesperolinon californicum
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Hesperolinon californicum
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Hesperolinon californicum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Hesperolinon californicum
© 2015 Vernon Smith
Family: LINACEAE  
Genus: Hesperolinon
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland

Serpentine affinity: 2.8; (strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Linum californicum var. confertum
PLANTS: Linum californicum
More information about  Hesperolinon californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).