Linum grandiflorum [Linaceae]

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Scientific Name Linum grandiflorum USDA PLANTS Symbol LIGR4
Common Name Scarlet Flax, Flowering Flax ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 29209
Family Linaceae (Flax) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Various soils in disturbed areas along roadsides and trails.
Plant: Erect annual 12 to 24 inches tall, branching stem.
Leaves: Oblong to lanceolate leaves 3/8 to 3/4-inch long, smooth or covered with very small, fine hairs.
Inflorescence: Deep red flowers in terminal cluster with 5 petals each up to 1 inch long and stamens tipped with anthers bearing blue pollen; sepals 1/4 to 3/8-inch long, lanceolate, smooth or conspicuously ciliate margins.
Bloom Period: May to September.
Reference: "Shinners & Mahler’s Flora of North Central Texas" by Diggs, Lipscomb and O’Kennon, Flora of North America and Jepson eFlora.
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