Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


844

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in bogs, seepages, other wet places, often growing in Sphagnum, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Lower opposite, upper alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Linum striatum   FAMILY Linaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Linum striatum   FAMILY Linaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 099-01-003:
Linum striatum   FAMILY Linaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cathartolinum striatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Ridgestem Yellow Flax, Ridged Yellow Flax


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picture of Linum striatum, image of Linum striatum

JK Marlow    jkm120623_208

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

picture of Linum striatum, image of Linum striatum

JK Marlow    jkm120623_257

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

picture of Linum striatum, image of Linum striatum

JK Marlow    jkm120704_464

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Inflorescence paniculate, lower branch tips well short of upper branch tips, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Linum striatum, image of Linum striatum

JK Marlow    jkm120704_472

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Lvs opposite on lower stem, alternate above, narrowly elliptic, rarely linear, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Linum striatum, image of Linum striatum

JK Marlow    jkm120704_575

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Leaves mostly opposite, usually to beyond midpoint from base to inflorescence, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Linum striatum, image of Linum striatum

JK Marlow    jkm120704_577

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Leaves 1-3.5cm long, 2-11mm wide, acute, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Linum striatum, image of Linum striatum

JK Marlow    jkm120705_629

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

5 yellow petals, 4-7mm long. Sepals lance-ovate to ovate, 1.5-2mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.