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Common Flax - Linum usitatissimum

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Annual. Stems 20–80 cm, mostly unbranched. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 1–3 cm long. Flowers blue (white); sepals ovate, 6–8 mm long, the inner ciliate; petals 10–15 mm long; styles distinct. Capsule 6–8 mm long, splitting into 10 1-seeded segments (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced from Europe, cultivated for fiber and oil; sporadic in western N. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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