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Flax Linseed Linum usitatissimum 100 Seeds USA Company

Flax Linseed Linum usitatissimum 100 Seeds USA Company

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Linum usitatissimum, commonly known as flax or linseed, is an annual plant belonging to the Linaceae family. It is widely cultivated for its versatile uses, primarily for its seeds, which yield linseed oil, and its fibers, used in the production of linen fabric.

Here's a description of its key characteristics

Flax plants typically grow to a height of around 30 to 90 centimeters (12 to 35 inches), although some varieties may reach higher heights. The plant features slender, erect stems with narrow, lanceolate leaves that are arranged alternately along the stem. The leaves are typically pale green in color and can measure between 1 to 3 centimeters in width and 2.5 to 6 centimeters in length.

Flax plants produce delicate, blue to pale blue flowers that bloom in clusters at the tips of the stems. Each flower consists of five petals, which are rounded and slightly overlapping. The flowers are short-lived, lasting only a day or two, but they are numerous and give the plant a charming appearance when in bloom.

After pollination, the flowers give way to small, round seed capsules, which contain the seeds of the flax plant. These capsules are typically around 5 to 9 millimeters in diameter and contain several seeds each. The seeds themselves are shiny, flat, and oval-shaped, measuring about 4 to 6 millimeters in length.

Flax plants are known for their adaptability to various growing conditions, thriving in well-drained soils with moderate moisture levels and full sun exposure. They are cultivated in many regions around the world, particularly in temperate climates.

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