Linum strictum subsp. strictum

Upright Yellow Flax

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Annual herb, 5–35 cm high; stems erect, unbranched or rarely branched near base, almost glabrous. Leaves linear-lanceolate or narrow-elliptic, 5–25 mm long, 1–3(–5) mm wide, acuminate, margins minutely serrate and often inrolled, rough with minute stiff hairs, midvein prominent. Flowers in small clusters forming compact corymbs or spike-like cymes; pedicels thick, 0–3 mm long. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, 4–6 mm long, long-acuminate, margins glandular-ciliolate; petals obovate, 6–12 mm long, yellow; anthers yellow; styles free, stigmas capitate. Capsule 2–2.5 mm diam., beaked; seeds 1–2 mm long, brown. Mostly Nov.–Dec.

*VVP, *Wim. Currently known in Victoria from a 1979 collection along a roadside near Kaniva.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Linaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2014-09-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
family Linaceae
genus Linum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Linum strictum subsp. strictum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Linum strictum subsp. strictum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised

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South Australia