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Pale Flax, Linum bienne Family: Linaceae
Linum bienne     *     Pale Flax

Flowering time: May - September. Perennial

Habitat: Often coastal on dry banks, pastures and roadsides.

Many slender, wiry stems with very narrow grey-green leaves. The pale-blue flowers with darker veins and pointed sepals are followed by globular fruit. Flowering stems to 30cm long.

Similar: Flax / Linseed, L. usisatissimum has wider 3-veined leaves


Pale Flax, Linum bienne       Pale Flax, Linum bienne

Pale Flax, Linum bienne
The Purbecks, Dorset. August 2008

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