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Rock flax

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Rock Flax Flower by Mountain Pink Flowers 3702

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Let’s carry over the yellow and pink color scheme from the last post. Quite close to one of the flowering mountain pinks, Centaurium beyrichii, was this rock flax flower, Linum rupestre. You can’t judge scale from this photograph, so let me add that a rock flax flower is small, typically little more than a third of an inch (8 mm) across.

This June 15th picture of rock flax, a species making its debut here today, comes from a property at FM 1431 and Brahma Ln. on the west side of Lago Vista.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 31, 2014 at 5:54 AM

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