L., Sp. Pl. 279 (1753) subsp. strictum.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Upright yellow flax. Almost glabrous annual with stiff erect stems 5-30 cm high, sometimes branching from the base but otherwise little-branched; leaves linear-lanceolate to linear-elliptic, 1-nerved, 5-25 mm long, rough with minute stiff hairs and with minutely serrulate margins.
flowers in small clusters forming compact corymbs or false spikes; pedicels thick, shorter than the calyx or 0; sepals ovate-lanceolate, long-acuminate, 4-6 mm long, with the prominent nerve thickened towards the base, with stalked glands along the margins; petals up to twice as long as the sepals, yellow; anthers yellow; styles free; stigmas capitate.
capsule 2-2.5 mm broad, abruptly pointed, about half as long as the sepals; seeds brown, to 2 mm long.
||Linum strictum habits showing different inflorescences, leaf and fruit with calyx.
Image source: fig 394b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Native to southern Europe.
Flowering time: mainly Nov. — Dec.
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