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Prairie Flax - Linum lewisii
Other Names:  Linum perenne [misapplied]


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Perennial from a branched caudex. Stems ascending, 5–60 cm, simple. Leaves numerous, linear, 5–20 mm long. Inflorescence a leafy raceme. Flowers blue; sepals ovate, 4–5 mm long; petals 9–16 mm long, quickly falling. Capsule 5–8 mm long; splitting into 10 1-seeded sections (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to QC south to CA, TX and WI (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 104

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Habitat
Grasslands, sagebrush steppe, badlands, woodlands, meadows, fellfields, roadsides at all elevations (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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