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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Berlandier's Flax   Linum berlandieri  var.  berlandieri
Flax family — Linaceae

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Berlandier's flax is one of the most common spring-flowering annuals of open sandy areas of many parts of Texas; it can also bloom later in the year. The two-toned petals are just barely attached and fall very easily. Both the common and the scientific names commemorate Jean Louis Berlandier (ca. 1805-1851), a French-Swiss physician who was one of the first botanists to make significant collections of Texas plants.

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Flowering Months: March, April, May, June, July, August, September

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