Glandular Western Flax
(Hesperolinon adenophyllum )
Photo Copyright 2002 John Game
Description: Annual herb 4-20 inches (1-5dm) tall. Leaves spear-shaped without stems, 1/4 - 3/4 inches (5-20mm) long, with the edges having gland-tipped teeth in 1-3 rows. Inflorescence are cymes, with flowers containing 5 sepals and 5 petals. Sepals are 1/8 inch (2-3mm) long, and petals are 1/8 - 1/4 inches (3-5mm) long, yellow, and often tinged with orange. Fruit are capsules, 1/16 inch (2mm) long, with seeds 1/16 inch (1.5mm) long.
Habitat: Serpentine, chaparral, dry brushy hills and woods. Elevation 480 - 4208 feet.
Flowering Period: Blooms May - August.
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B