Taxon  Report   4912    
Linum usitatissimum  L.
Common flax
Linum usitatissimum
© 2014 Al Keuter
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Linum usitatissimum
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Linum usitatissimum
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
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
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Linum humile
PLANTS: Linum usitatissimum var. humile
More information about  Linum usitatissimum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 23, 2019).