Monday, 25 March 2013

Linum ustatissimum

Linum ustatissimum Cultivated flax

Lino cultivado

This pretty blue Flax flowers from April to June. In cooler climes it is cultivated as a food and fibre crop, in the production of linen. The oil is known as linseed oil. They can grow to over a metre in height. Sometimes they seed themselves and escape to the wild, as this plant.

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