Hesperolinon adenophyllum (A.Gray) Small
  • N. Amer. Fl. 25: 85 (1907)
  • Glandular western flax

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Hesperolinon adenophyllum (A.Gray) Small. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001073446. Accessed on: 03 Feb 2023'

General Information

Herbs, (10–)15–25(–50) cm, glabrous except puberulent on stems just distal to nodes; branches from well-developed main axis, alternate, widely spreading. Leaves opposite or proximal whorled; stipular glands absent; blade linear to lanceolate, 5–15(–20) × 1.5–2.5 mm, base keeled, clasping, margins with stalked glands on teeth in 1–2 rows. Inflorescences: cymes monochasial to dichasial (scorpioid or helicoid), open, internodes long, flowers widely scattered along thin branchlets; bract margins with stalked glands. Pedicels (3–)5–10(–15) mm, to 25 mm in fruit, spreading at 45–90° angle, not bent at apex. Flowers: sepals erect, tips spreading, lanceolate, 2–3 mm, subequal, marginal glands few or absent, surfaces glabrous; petals horizontally spreading, yellow, often veined or tinged orange, fading white, oblanceolate, 3–4(–5) mm, apex notched; cup yellow, rim lobed between filaments and petal attachments; stamens exserted; filaments 2.5–3.5(–4) mm; anthers yellow, dehisced anthers 1.2–1.5 mm; ovary chambers 6; styles 3, yellow, 2.5–3(–4) mm, exserted. 2n = 36.

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    Other Local Names

    Glandular western flax

     Information From

    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online Data. 2021.
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