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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.
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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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