OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Linum floridanum var. floridanum   FAMILY Linaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Linum floridanum var. floridanum   FAMILY Linaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Linum floridanum var. floridanum

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Linum floridanum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 099-01-004c:
Linum virginianum var. floridanum   FAMILY Linaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cathartolinum floridanum

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cathartolinum macrosepalum

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Yellow Flax, Savanna Flax


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image of Linum floridanum var. floridanum, Florida Yellow Flax, Savanna Flax

Keith Bradley    kab_l_floridanum_73087

August    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Flowers on stiffly ascending branches, usually one open per branch at a time, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Linum floridanum var. floridanum   FAMILY Linaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Linum floridanum var. floridanum   FAMILY Linaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Linum floridanum var. floridanum

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Linum floridanum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 099-01-004c:
Linum virginianum var. floridanum   FAMILY Linaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cathartolinum floridanum

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cathartolinum macrosepalum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3536

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Habitat: pine savannas, sandhill seeps, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate, lowest sometimes opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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