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Linum bienne - Mill.

Common Name Pale Flax
Family Linaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry grassland, especially near the coast, and especially on calcareous soils[17].
Range Southwestern Europe, including Britain, to the Mediterranean, Madeira and Canaries.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Linum bienne Pale Flax


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Linum bienne is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from May to September, and the seeds ripen from July to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

L. angustifolium.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Fibre

A fibre obtained from the stem is used to make cloth[6, 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]. L. angustifolium, mentioned above as a synonym of this species, is considered by some botanists to be a distinct species in its own right and the parent of L. usitatissimum, the cultivated flax[74].

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Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in situ[1].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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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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