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Plains Flax
Linum puberulum
About Plains Flax (Linum puberulum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Linum puberulum is a species of flax known by the common name plains flax. It is native to the western and midwestern United States from California to Nebraska to Texas, where it grows in dry, open habitat including desert, semi-desert, hills and low mountains. It is a downy-haired perennial herb producing an erect, branching stem lined with glandular linear leaves up to about 1 centimeter long. The inflorescence is a wide open cyme of golden yellow to yellow-orange flowers each with five petals 1 to 1. 5 centimeters in length. The fruit is a capsule about 4 millimeters wide. The Zuni people squeeze the berry juice into the eye for inflammation.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Orange

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 confirmed , 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 7.2" - 13.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.33" - 2.90", Coldest Month: 42.4" - 52.0", Hottest Month: 66.8" - 79.3", Humidity: 2.78" - 26.19", Elevation: 1075" - 5917"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Hairy Flax

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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