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Common Name: Pale Flax
Linum bienne is a Annual/Perennial up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Southwestern Europe, including Britain, to the Mediterranean, Madeira and Canaries.
Dry grassland, especially near the coast, and especially on calcareous soils[
Prefers a light well-drained moderately fertile humus-rich soil in a sunny sheltered position[
L. angustifolium, mentioned above as a synonym of this species, is considered by some botanists to be a distinct species in its own right and the parent of L. usitatissimum, the cultivated flax[
A fibre obtained from the stem is used to make cloth[
Seed - sow early spring in situ[