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Linum crepitans is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Prefers a light well-drained moderately fertile humus-rich soil in a sunny sheltered position[
This species is considered by most botanists to be no more than a part of L. usitatissimum[
]. It is cultivated for its seed but is losing favour because the seed scatters too easily[
A fibre is obtained from the stem[
Seed - sow early spring in situ.