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|Family: Linaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Linum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Linum bienne Mill.
Habit: Biennial to weak perennial herb, 6--60 cm. Stem: glabrous. Leaf: 5--25 mm, linear to lance-linear; stipule glands 0. Flower: sepals 4--5 mm, ovate to lanceolate, margins translucent, inner sepals minutely ciliate or toothed; petals light blue, 6--10 mm; styles free, generally <= 2 mm, stigmas linear to club-shaped. Fruit: 4--6 mm wide, dehiscing into 10 +- adherent segments. Seed: 2--3 mm, dark brown to black. Chromosomes: n=15.
Ecology: Garden escape; grassland, woodland, disturbed places, especially coastal; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaRF, n SNF, GV, CW; Distribution Outside California: native to Eurasia. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Generally considered progenitor of cultivation flax, Linum usitatissimum.
Synonyms: Linum angustifolium Huds.
eFlora Treatment Author: Joshua R. McDill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Linum
Next taxon: Linum grandiflorum
Citation for this treatment: Joshua R. McDill 2016. Linum bienne, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=31144, accessed on April 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 29, 2016.