Linum rupestre - Rock Flax

Linum rupestre – Rock Flax

This is actually a fairly nondescript little yellow flower that grows in calcareous soils, hence the name Rock Flax. It is often found on caliche out in the sun. The yellow flowers have five petals. This photo was taken in an attempt to show the “tiny gland-tipped teeth” that line the margins of the sepals.  Not sure that goal was completely achieved, but the photo is aesthetically pleasing nonetheless.