Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Linum neomexicanum Greene
(New Mexico Yellow Flax)
Cathartolinum neomexicanum (Greene) Small
Linum neomexicanum is an erect herb with pale yellow flowers on a strong stem. The leaves are narrowly lanceolate. Linum neomexicanum is the only yellow flax in this state in which the flowers are paniculate. Linum neomexicanum is found in middle to upper elevation Ponderosa Pine forests.
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Linum neomexicanum, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, above Ben Lilly Memorial, August 21, 2010
Linum neomexicanum, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Deadman Canyon, July 14, 2007
Linum neomexicanum, closeup of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Gene Jercinovic & Patrick Alexander, Black Range, North Percha Creek, Aug. 22, 2009
Linum neomexicanum, closeup of panicle, photo Russ Kleinman, Leggett Canyon, Aug. 27, 2009
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