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Florida Yellow Flax (Linum floridanum)


Linum floridanum is a species first described by Jules Émile Planchon, and got its current name of William Trelease. Linum floridanum is part of the Linum genus , and the Linaceae family. In addition to the nominal form, there is also the subspecies Linum floridanum  Chrysocarpum. Linum (flax) is a genus of approximately 200 species in the flowering plant family Linaceae. They are native to temperate and subtropical regions of the world. The genus includes the common flax (L. usitatissimum), the bast fibre of which is used to produce linen and the seeds to produce linseed oil. The flowers of most species are blue or yellow, rarely red, white, or pink, and some are heterostylous. There is an average of 6 to 10 seeds per boll.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Magnoliophyta

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malpighiales

            • Family: Linaceae

              • Genus: Linum