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Stiff Yellow Flax

Linum medium ssp. texanum (Planch.) A. Haines

Comprehensive Description

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Cathartolinum curtissii Small
Linum Curtissii Small, Bull. N. Y. Bot. Card. 3 : 424. 1905.
Annual, glabrous, bright-green, the stems solitary, 2-6.5 dm. tall, simple or corymbosely branched above, with few rather stiff ascending branches, slightly striate in age ; leaves erect or ascending, alternate, except near the base of the stem, the blades thickish, those of the lower leaves oblong-oblanceolate to spatulate, those of the upper ones linear or nearly so, mostly 0.5-1.5 cm. long, acute or somewhat acuminate, entire, scarcely paler beneath than above ; bracts entire ; outer sepals ovate, sometimes narrowly so, acute or shortacuminate, usually with few glandular teeth, 2.5-3 mm. long at maturity; inner sepals mainly ovate, commonly broader but scarcely shorter than the outer, rather copiously glandular-toothed, acute or abruptly short-pointed; petals yellow; capsules spheroidal, about 2.5 mm. broad.
Type locality : Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas. Distribution : Southern peninsular Florida and the Bahamas.
bibliographic citation
John Kunkel Small, Lenda Tracy Hanks, Nathaniel Lord Britton. 1907. GERANIALES, GERANIACEAE, OXALIDACEAE, LINACEAE, ERYTHROXYLACEAE. North American flora. vol 25(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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