Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Flax Family)

The Linaceae have five petals, sepals, stamens and carpels. The are usually smaller herbs with linear or linear-lanceolate leaves. The fruit is a capsule which separates in five wedgelike sections.

Linum aristatum (Bristle Flax)
Linum lewisii (Blue Flax)
Linum neomexicanum (New Mexico Yellow Flax)
Linum puberulum (Plains Flax)
Linum usitatissimum (no common name)
Linum vernale (Chihuahua Yellow Flax)

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