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Linum humile - Mill.

Common Name
Family Linaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats The plant has been cultivated for many centuries for its fibre and oil, it is not known in a genuinely wild state[235].
Range N. Africa - Mediterranean.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Linum humile


Linum humile

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Linum humile is a ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Oil
Edible Uses: Oil

The seed yields 42 - 45% of an edible oil[61, 74].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Fibre  Oil

A fibre is obtained from the stem[74].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a light well-drained moderately fertile humus-rich soil in a sunny sheltered position[200]. Considered by most botanists to be no more than a cultivar of L. usitatissimum, it is cultivated for its fibre and seed.

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in situ.

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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