Taxon  Report   4911    
Linum puberulum  (Engelm.) A. Heller
Hairy flax,  Plains flax
Linum puberulum
© 2009 Christopher L. Christie
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Linum puberulum
© 2013 Don Davis
Family: LINACEAE  
Genus: Linum
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
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
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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 24, 2019).