|Scientific Name||Linum aristatum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LIAR3|
|Common Name||Bristle Flax||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||29231|
|Description||Habitat: Dry, very sandy soils from 4,000-8,000 incl. higher elevations in Big Bend.
Plant: Erect, much-branched annual with slender stems, 4 to 18 inches tall.
Leaves: Alternate, very narrow linear, leaves 1/8 to 5/8-inch long, with pointed tips, sessile.
Inflorescence: Small fubbel-shaped flowers with 5 shiny yellow to yellow-orange petals less than 1/2-inch long and narrow and sharply pointed sepals; usually solitary at stem tips.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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