Linum sulcatum Riddell

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Linum sulcatum Riddell

  • Description

    Species Description - Glabrous annual 1–3 dm, simple below, branched above into a dichasial cyme; lvs all or mostly opposite, oblong to obovate, 3–15 mm; pedicels very slender, terete, the lowest 10–25 mm, the upper shorter; sep glandular-ciliate; pet white with a yellow claw, 4–8 mm; staminodia tiny, triangular; fr ovoid-globose, 2–2.5 mm, fragile; false septa incomplete, long-ciliate; 2n=16. Native of Europe; intr. in disturbed sites from Nf. and N.S. to N.J. and Pa., w. to n. Mich. July–Sept. (L. pratense; Cathartolinum c.)

  • Common Names

    white flax