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Taxon: Linum perenne L.

Genus: Linum
Family: Linaceae subfamily: Linoideae
Nomen number: 22353
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:277. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 08-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 05-Apr-2004
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 11 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • alpine flax   (Source: Zander ed16 [as L. alpinum]) – English   [Linum perenne subsp. alpinum]
  • blue flax   (Source: Global Comp Weeds ) – English
  • blue flax   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – English   [Linum perenne subsp. perenne]
  • perennial flax   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • perennial flax   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English   [Linum perenne subsp. perenne]
  • su gen ya ma   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • sinipellava   (Source: Global Comp Weeds ) – Finnish
  • lin vivace   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • lin vivace   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – French   [Linum perenne subsp. perenne]
  • Alpen-Lein   (Source: Zander ed16 [as L. alpinum]) – German   [Linum perenne subsp. alpinum]
  • ausdauernder Lein   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • ausdauernder Lein   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – German   [Linum perenne subsp. perenne]
  • berglin   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of flax   (based on incompatibilities between flax and Linum perenne fide Crop Sci 48:831. 2008)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide AOSA Hb 25; Global Comp Weeds)

Distributional range:

    Siberia: Russian Federation - Western Siberia [s.]
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part [s.]; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain [n.e.]

  • naturalized elsewhere




Check other web resources for Linum perenne L.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (13 October 2015)

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