Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Linum puberulum (Engelmann) Heller
Cathartolinum puberulum (Engelmann) Small
Cathartolinum vestitum Wooton & Standley
Linum rigidum Pursh var. puberulum Engelmann
Like all species in the genus Linum, Linum puberulum is five merous throughout. Linum puberulum has grayish pubescent foliage with linear leaves. This feature distinguishes it from Linum vernale. Both have flowers with orange petals with a reddish central blotch. Linum puberulum is found more to the south in dry plains than Linum vernale.
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Linum puberulum, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, Ridge Road, April 16, 2009
Linum puberulum, with pubescent linear leaves, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, Ridge Road, April 16, 2009
Linum puberulum, pubescent stem & leaves and glandular tipped teeth on sepals, photo of Steve Anderson's specimen collected for 2009 Plant Tax class by Russ Kleinman, Silver City, Ridge Road, September 11, 2009
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