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Linum medium (Planch.) Britton
Common Name: SMALL YELLOW FLAX
Coefficient of Conservatism: 7
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Linum medium var. texanum A. A. Reznicek var. texanum

Sandy fields and meadows, including interdunal flats, shore meadows, and oak openings.

Our plants are var. texanum (Planch.) Fernald, by far the commoner and more widespread variety, and a diploid. The tetraploid var. medium differs in having the inner sepals sparsely if at all glandular-ciliate (as well as in fruit characters) and occurs east of Michigan mostly on the east shore of Lake Huron.

Locations

Allegan County
Berrien County
Gratiot County
Huron County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Monroe County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 31, 2023. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1632.