PlantsFlowering PlantsFlax — Genus Linum
Leaves alternate, simple, entire, sessile. Flowers with 5 petals, 5 stamens. Family Linaceae.
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Winged Flax —  Linum alatum [1]
Petals yellow with a reddish base.
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Bristle Flax —  Linum aristatum [1]
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Southern Flax —  Linum australe [1]
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Berlandier's Yellow Flax —  Linum berlandieri [1]
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Wyoming Flax —  Linum compactum [1]
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Laredo Flax —  Linum elongatum [1]
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Florida Yellow Flax —  Linum floridanum [1]
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Flowering Flax —  Linum grandiflorum [1]
Petals red. Anthers blue.
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Texas Flax —  Linum hudsonioides [1]
Petals yellow, sometimes with a red base.
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Tufted Flax —  Linum imbricatum [1]
Petals yellow, sometimes with a red-brown base.
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Blue Flax —  Linum lewisii [1]
Styles longer than the stamens. Flowering spring-summer.
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Sullivan City Flax —  Linum lundellii [1]
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Stiff Yellow Flax —  Linum medium [1]
Petals yellow.
Meadow Flax
Meadow Flax —  Linum pratense [1,2,3]
Flowers blue (rarely white). Styles shorter than the stamens. Flowering Mar-May.
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Plains Flax —  Linum puberulum [1]
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Flax —  Linum rigidum [1]
Flowers yellow or orange. Flowering Apr-Jun.
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Rock Flax —  Linum rupestre [1]
Petals yellow.
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Schied's Flax —  Linum schiedeanum [1]
Petals yellow.
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Ridged Yellow Flax —  Linum striatum [1]
Petals yellow.
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Grooved Flax —  Linum sulcatum [1]
Petals pale yellow.
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Common Flax —  Linum usitatissimum [1]
Petals blue or rarely white.
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Chihuahuan Flax —  Linum vernale [1]
Evidence that species is found in Texas:
  1. USDA Plants Database, advanced search for Texas plants from the United States Department of Agriculture.
  2. Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Texas, Volume 1, B.L. Turner, Holly Nichols, Geoffrey Denny and Oded Doron, Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), Fort Worth, Texas, 2003.
  3. Rick's iNaturalist observations, nature observations of Richard K. Murphy. Identifications are not necessarily confirmed by other users.