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Linum humile is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
N. Africa - Mediterranean.
The plant has been cultivated for many centuries for its fibre and oil, it is not known in a genuinely wild state[
Prefers a light well-drained moderately fertile humus-rich soil in a sunny sheltered position[
Considered by most botanists to be no more than a cultivar of L. usitatissimum, it is cultivated for its fibre and seed.
The seed yields 42 - 45% of an edible oil[
A fibre is obtained from the stem[
Seed - sow early spring in situ.