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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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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image of Linum virginianum, Virginia Yellow Flax, Woodland Flax

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

        

image of Linum virginianum, Virginia Yellow Flax, Woodland Flax

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.

image of Linum virginianum, Virginia Yellow Flax, Woodland Flax

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_l_virginianum_7711

June    Catawba County    NC

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

image of Linum virginianum, Virginia Yellow Flax, Woodland Flax

JK Marlow    jkm210907_3397

September    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Some lower branches elongate, tips nearly equaling tips of upper branches, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Linum virginianum, Virginia Yellow Flax, Woodland Flax

JK Marlow    jkm210907_3400

September    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaves mostly alternate (usually no opposite leaves above stem midpoint), per Weakley's Flora (2020).