Linum medium

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Linum medium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Linaceae
Genus: Linum
Species: L. medium
Binomial name
Linum medium
(Planch.) Britton

Linum medium, common name stiff yellow flax,[1] is a species of Linum (flax) native to eastern North America, as far west as Texas and Wisconsin, east to the Atlantic ocean, and north to Ontario and Maine.[2] It is one of several yellow-flowered Linum species in this region; others include Linum virginianum.[3] The species has two varieties: Linum medium var. texanum and the less widely distributed Linum medium var. medium.[4]


  1. ^ "Linum medium". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Linum medium (Planch.) Britton, USDA PLANTS
  3. ^ Roger Tory Peterson and Margaret McKenny ; illustrations by Roger Tory Peterson. (1996), A field guide to wildflowers : Northeastern and North-central North America, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, p. 164, ISBN 0-395-91172-9 
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-04-13. Retrieved 2013-08-23.  Pennsylvania DCNR