This name is a synonym of Linum kingii S. Watson.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50120583) with original publication details: Rep. (Annual) U.S. Geol. Geogr. Surv. Territ. 4: 474 1871.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:140850-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50120583, and has not been changed.