Yellow Flax (2)

Linum aristatum

Bristle Flax
Linum aristatum

Family: Flax (Linaceae)
AKA:
Photo taken on: July 27, 2012
Location: Abiquiu, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Dry sandy areas

Grows to 1ft tall with slender open branches and few narrow leaves. Flower petals are shiny, the sepals below the petals, are narrow and pointed.

Linum puberulum

Plains Flax
Linum puberulum

Family: Flax (Linaceae)
AKA: Hairy Yellow Flax
Photo taken on: May 1, 2015
Location: Poshuouinge, Santa Fe NF, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Dry open areas

Grows to 6" similar to Bristle Flax with wiry stems and narrow leaves but smaller. Stems and leaves have fine hairs. Flowers are less than 1" across and have five petals and a copper-colored center.

Yellow Single Flowers