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15b. Linum floridanum (Planchon) Trelease var. chrysocarpum C. M. Rogers, Brittonia. 15: 114, fig. 4(1, 2). 1963.

Yellow-fruited yellow flax Yellow-fruited yellow flax

Flowers: anthers 1–1.5 mm. Capsules ovoid, 2.8–3.3 mm, walls relatively thick textured, apex minutely 5-apiculate. Seeds 2.1–2.4 mm. 2n = 36.

Flowering Jun–Oct. Wet pine and pine-palmetto savannas, pitcher plant seepage bogs; 0–50 m; Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C.

Variety chrysocarpum is much less abundant than var. floridanum (C. M. Rogers 1963) and may be distinguished by its larger capsules and seeds and usually yellow apex of the capsules versus red-purple apex in var. floridanum.


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