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17b. Linum medium (Planchon) Britton var. texanum (Planchon) Fernald, Rhodora. 37: 428. 1935.

Texas or sucker flax Texas or sucker flax

Linum virginianum Linnaeus var. texanum Planchon, London J. Bot. 7: 481. 1848; Cathartolinum curtissii (Small) Small; C. medium (Planchon) Small var. texanum (Planchon) Moldenke; L. striatum Walter var. texanum (Planchon) B. Boivin

Leaves relatively thin, ± translucent, apex minutely apiculate. Flowers: inner sepals conspicuously glandular-toothed. 2n = 36.

Flowering Mar–Aug. Damp, open, or somewhat shaded places, fields, roadsides; 0–1000 m; Ont.; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Miss., Mo., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.; West Indies (Bahamas).

Variety texanum can be distinguished from other members of the genus in most of its range by its yellow flowers, distinct styles, and conspicuously glandular-toothed inner sepals. Its capsules also tend to persist longer than those of L. striatum and L. virginianum, in which the capsules shatter early.


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