|Scientific Name||Linum hudsonioides||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LIHU2|
|Common Name||Texas Flax, Hudson Flax||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||29210|
|Family||Linaceae (Flax)||Wildflower Center Ref.||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy, gravelly soils.
Plant: Ascending to erect annual 6 to 12 inches tall, stems hairy near base, smooth and ribbed above; single stem branched at inflorescence.
Leaves: Narrow, short, linear to linear-lanceolate leaves 3/8-inch long or less, stalkless, upright, overlapping; stem leaves alternate, basal leaves opposite.
Inflorescence: Dense, somewhat flat-topped panicles of yellow to orange flowers, each ~3/4 inch across on short pedicels; 5 petals usually with red spot at the bases; filaments are yellow or dark pinkish, anthers yellow, and stigmas bright green to yellowish.
Bloom Period: March to September.
References: Flora of North America, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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