Linum usitatissimum L. (Flax)

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Linum usitatissimum

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Linum usitatissimum L. – (Flax)

Annual herb of the Linum family – Linaceae up to 60 cm. Generally single stems. Lanceolate leaves with three nerves till 4 cm long, 4 mm wide. Dark blue flowers, till 3 cm in diameter, gathered in very loose racemes. Fruits (linseed) till 1cm. Cultivated long time ago like a textile plant and for its seeds. Today it can be found like a naturalized plant in some dry places, rich in organic waste.

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22 April, 2019

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