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Linum marginale - A.Cunn. ex Planch.

Common Name Native Flax
Family Linaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy loams in the sub-alpine and montane zones, in grassland and open forest[154, 157].
Range Australia - Victoria.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Full sun
Linum marginale Native Flax


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Linum marginale is a PERENNIAL 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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed
Edible Uses:

Seed - raw or cooked. Mucilaginous, with very little flavour[46, 144, 177].

Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Fibre

A very strong fibre is obtained from the stem. It is used for making nets and cordage[46, 156].

Special Uses

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in this country. It tolerates temperatures down to at least -7°c in Australian gardens but this cannot be translated directly to British gardens due to our cooler summers and longer colder and wetter winters. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a light well-drained moderately fertile humus-rich soil in a sunny sheltered position[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Basal cuttings in spring. Harvest the shoots when they are about 8 - 10cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer. Division.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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