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|Family: Linaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Linum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Linum grandiflorum Desf.
Habit: Annual 10--60 cm. Stem: glabrous. Leaf: 10--20 mm, lanceolate, generally glaucous; stipule glands 0. Flower: sepals 7--10 mm, lanceolate, margins conspicuously ciliate; petals bright red to maroon, 15--30 mm; styles free, stigmas linear. Fruit: dehiscent, 10 +- adherent segments. Seed: 2--3 mm, brown. Chromosomes: n=8.
Ecology: Grassland, disturbed places; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoR, CW (exc SCoRI), SCo, WTR, SnBr, PR; Distribution Outside California: native to northern Africa. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul Note: Uncommon beyond cultivated; occasionally included in commercial wildflower seed packets in United States.
eFlora Treatment Author: Joshua R. McDill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Linum bienne
Next taxon: Linum lewisii var. lewisii
Citation for this treatment: Joshua R. McDill 2017. Linum grandiflorum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=31151, accessed on January 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 24, 2017.