Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


845

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in dry or moist places, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate, lowest often opposite

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

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 virginianum   FAMILY Linaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Linum virginianum   FAMILY Linaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 099-01-004a:
Linum virginianum var. virginianum   FAMILY Linaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Yellow Flax, Woodland Flax


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

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cavi15_001_lvd

        

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

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_l_virginianum_7710

June    Catawba County    NC

5 yellow petals, 4-8mm long. Sepals lanceolate, 2-3mm long, acute to acuminate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_l_virginianum_7711

June    Catawba County    NC

Branches of inflorescence widely divergent-ascending, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.