BCP/Linum usitatissimum

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Linum usitatissimum

A field of flax

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Profile for Linum usitatissimum (Common Flax)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:clump forming, arching stalks
Flowers:5 petaled
Foliage:small, 1/2 inch long strap-shaped leaves off of a central stalk
Stem:green
Growing Conditions:highly xeric, cold tolerant
Fruit:flax seed is edible and prized for omega 3 fatty acid content
Life Cycle: perennial
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Regional data:
Aurora, Colorado area: April

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