Linum usitatissimum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyLinaceae
Family (Traditional)Linaceae
GenusLinum
SpeciesLinum usitatissimum L.
Common Namecommon flax, Flachs, Gebräuchlicher Lein
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Linum humile Linum humile P. Mill.
Linum usitatissimum var. humile Linum usitatissimum var. humile (P. Mill.) Pers.
Linum usitatissimum var. usitatissimum Linum usitatissimum var. usitatissimum L.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Fulton (KY), Garrard (KY), Jackson (KY), Madison (KY), Pulaski (KY), Cheatham (TN), Davidson (TN), Knox (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), White (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MTSU, SWMT, APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1957 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100721495 Garrard Kentucky 18 Apr 2011 W. W. Overbeck
1112
EKY
Linum usitatissimum
BEREA016326 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Linum usitatissimum
TENN-V-0134827 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Linum usitatissimum
HTTU020695 White Tennessee
HTTU
Linum usitatissimum
HTTU021737 Williamson Tennessee
HTTU
Linum usitatissimum
MTSU012932 Rutherford Tennessee 19 Apr 1991 Lorrie McKenzie
26
MTSU
Linum usitatissimum
MTSU012933 Rutherford Tennessee 20 Apr 1991 Melissa Robeson
42
MTSU
Linum usitatissimum
MTSU012931 Rutherford Tennessee 14 Apr 1991 Michele L. Davis
28
MTSU
Linum usitatissimum
SWMT02225 Shelby Tennessee 10 May 1957 Clara Ann Mormann
SWMT
Linum usitatissimum
31234100528494 Jackson Kentucky 01 Jul 1992 Joe Abner
92-36
EKY
Linum usitatissimum
31234100528502 Madison Kentucky 16 Jul 1993 Gary W. Libby
343
EKY
Linum usitatissimum
31973000015967 Madison Kentucky
KNK
Linum usitatissimum
TENN-V-0134825 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Linum usitatissimum
TENN-V-0134826 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Linum usitatissimum
TENN-V-0134824 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Linum usitatissimum
UCHT017955 Cheatham Tennessee
UCHT
Linum usitatissimum
APSC0032401 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
Linum usitatissimum
MTSU012930 Rutherford Tennessee 04 Apr 1990 Susan Blanton
47
MTSU
Linum usitatissimum
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