Linum perenne subsp. lewisii (Pursh) Hult.
FamilyLinaceae — APG family: Linaceae
SynonymsLinum lewisii Pursh.
DescriptionGlabrous; several erect stems from stout, branched caudex; stem densely leafy; leaves linear to lanceolate-linear, acute; pedicels 1-3 cm long; flowers blue, up to 14 mm long; sepals ovate, short-mucronate, with hyaline, entire margin; stigmas capitate; capsules round to ovate, 5-8 mm in diameter.
EcologyDry soil. L. perenne described from Siberia and “Cantabrigiae”; subsp. Lewisii from the Rocky Mountains and banks of the Missouri River.
Highly variable. Broken line on circumpolar map indicates range of subsp. perénne.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.