Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3536

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Linum floridanum var. floridanum   FAMILY Linaceae

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 099-01-004c:
Linum virginianum var. floridanum   FAMILY Linaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cathartolinum floridanum

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cathartolinum macrosepalum

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Yellow Flax, Savanna Flax


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picture of Linum virginianum var. floridanum, image of Linum floridanum var. floridanum

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.