|Scientific Name||Linum rupestre||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LIRU2|
|Common Name||Rock Flax||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||29221|
|Family||Linaceae (Flax)||Wildflower Center Ref.||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Calcareous soils (caliche) in dry, rocky areas.
Plant: Erect, sparse perennial 8 to 28 inches tall, few to many slender generally smooth stems, branched at base and at inflorescence.
Leaves: Narrow, short, linear to linear-lanceolate leaves 3/8-to 3/4-inch long, upright; sparse stem leaves alternate, basal leaves opposite.
Inflorescence: Panicle-like; small funnel-shaped yellow flowers, each 1/4 to 1/2-inch across on very short pedicels; 5 petals; sepals have teeth along edges.
Bloom Period: April to August.
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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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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