Linum campanulatum

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Linum campanulatum
Linaceae - Linum campanulatum-3.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Linaceae
Genus: Linum
Species: L. campanulatum
Binomial name
Linum campanulatum
  • Xantholinum campanulatum (L.) Rchb.

Linum campanulatum is a perennial plant belonging to the Linaceae family.



Linum campanulatum reaches on average 10–30 centimetres (3.9–11.8 in) in height.[2] The short stem is perennial, woody and glabrous, with long herbaceous annual branches. Leaves are alternate, up to 4 cm long and 1 cm wide. The shape of lower cauline leaves is quite variable. Usually they are obovate-obtuse, but in some cases may be spatulate-lanceolate. The upper cauline leaves are gradually reduced in width to become almost linear.

The inflorescence has 3-5 campanulate actinomorphic flowers, about 3 centimetres (1.2 in) in diameter, with five free sepals and five free petals. Petals are yellow, oblong-oval, 2.5-3.5 cm long.[2] The flowering period extends from May through June.[2] The flowers are hermaphrodite and pollinated by insects (entomophily). Fruit is a capsule with ten compartments, each containing one seed.


This plant is widespread in the western Mediterranean, from Spain to northwestern Italy.[2]


It prefers rocky places containing serpentinites, at an altitude of 300–1,100 metres (980–3,610 ft) above sea level.[2]


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Pignatti S. - Flora d'Italia – Edagricole – 1982. Vol. II, pag. 22
  • Conti F., Abbate G., Alessandrini A., Blasi C., 2005 - An annotated checklist of the Italian vascular flora - Palombi Editori

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