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West's Flax (Linum westii)

West’s Flax (Linum westii Rogers) has adorable little yellow flowers that only open in the evening so surveys are best done in the afternoon, perfect for folks who are not early risers. Photo Credit: Cami Adams
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Linaceae
  • State: FL
  • Nature Serve ID: 152145
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 11/16/2022

Where is West's Flax (Linum westii) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

West's Flax can be found in Florida

Which CPC Partners conserve West's Flax (Linum westii)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Jason Ligon
  • 11/16/2022
  • Seed Collection Orthodox Seed Banking

In May 2022 during a population assessment, just 36 of 133 plants of L. westii were observed to be of reproductive age at one site in the Florida panhandle. Of those 36, the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Field Technician’s Cami Adams and Field Biologist Liz Miller made two trips back to the site in September and November to collect from the just 12 individuals that set seed. Those maternal lines that produced over 20 seeds have been subdivided for long term conventional storage at ABG’s Conservation Seed Bank and NLGRP. Success!

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Taxon Linum westii
Authority Rogers
Family Linaceae
CPC Number 2581
ITIS 29228
Common Names West's Flax
Associated Scientific Names Linum westii
State Rank
State State Rank
Florida S1
Ecological Relationships


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