Linum usitatissimum L.
Common Name: COMMON FLAX
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

An Old World species of uncertain origin, long cultivated for the fiber of the stem (from which linen is derived) and the oil of its seed (linseed oil). Rarely found as a weed or garden escape to roadsides, railroads, shores, fields, and other disturbed places, but collected as early as 1867 in Berrien Co.

Locations

Baraga County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Emmet County
Gratiot County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Marquette County
Midland County
Montcalm County
Oakland County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 10, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1636.