Common name: French Flax
Linum trigynum L. APNI*
Description: Annual herb, 10–50 cm high; stems ascending or erect, few-branched, glabrous.
Leaves linear-lanceolate to narrow-elliptic, 5–20 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, margins entire, surfaces glabrous.
Inflorescences loosely corymbose; pedicels usually < 5 mm long. Sepals lanceolate to ovate, 3–4 mm long, margins ciliate, rarely membranous. Petals 4–6 mm long, yellow. Anthers yellow. Styles free.
Capsule ± ovoid, 2–3 mm long, c. 2.5 mm diam.; seeds 1.5–2 mm long, brown.
Distribution and occurrence: A garden weed; chiefly south from Bulahdelah district. Native of Medit. & S Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS
Other Australian states: *Vic. *W.A.
Text by C. L. Gardner
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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