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Common Name: Pale Flax
Linum bienne is a Annual/Perennial up to 0.60 metres tall.
It has miscellaneous uses.
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[