Taxon  Report   4128    
Hesperolinon micranthum  (A. Gray) Small
Common dwarf flax,  Small flower western flax, Small flowered dwarf flax, Threadstem flax
Hesperolinon micranthum
© 2003 Michael Charters
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Hesperolinon micranthum
© 2011 Vernon Smith
Hesperolinon micranthum
© 2008 Keir Morse ID: 0000 0000 1208 0131 [detail] 2008 Keir Morse
Hesperolinon micranthum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Hesperolinon micranthum
© 2011 Aaron Arthur
Family: LINACEAE  
Genus: Hesperolinon
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 2.4; (weak indicator)

Habitat: slopes, ridges

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Linum micranthum
More information about  Hesperolinon micranthum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).