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Common Flax (Linum usitatissimum)


It is an annual herbaceous plant from 30 to 60 cm with erect, very fragile, branched in the final part with leaves hold, lance-shaped. The flowers are large, blue-sky with 5 sepals, 5 petals, 5 yellow stamens. The fruits are capsules containing small seeds of dark brown to straw yellow color, depending on the variety. The root is a short taproot

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Magnoliophyta

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malpighiales

            • Family: Linaceae

              • Genus: Linum