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Linum striatum Walter
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Dry to (usually) moist sandy shores, even marshy places and sometimes with jack pine.

This species tends to have opposite leaves at more nodes than L. virginianum, usually at more than half (and sometimes all) the nodes below the inflorescence (counting the lowermost nodes, from which leaves may have fallen). Furthermore, the inflorescence is more open and elongate (“paniculate”) than in L. virginianum.


Allegan County
Berrien County
Cass County
Grand Traverse County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Manistee County
Mason County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Ottawa County
Van Buren County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 31, 2023.