Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants.
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Linum bienne

Lin biennial
Pale Flax

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

blue

Flower size

30-40 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Linear,

Lanceolate

Height

60 cm

Description

Hairless plant. The stems are erect or ascending, branched at the base. Linum bienne is thought to be a possible wild ancestor of the cultivated flax.

Rocky ground, garrigue, marshy ground, fields and open woodland.

Flowers

The flowers are pale-blue or lilac-blue in lax clusters, petals streaked with a darker blue.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Linear to long, wider in the middle, pointed, 15-25 mm.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: round.

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