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Linum narbonense

Lin de Narbonne
Beautiful Flax

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

blue

Flower size

25-40 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear,

Lanceolate

Height

20-50 cm

Description

A hairless perennial. It is related to the cultivated flax plant.

Grassy and rocky habitats.

Flowers

The large flowers are azure-blue, with deeper blue veins.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle, Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Long, pointed to linear, grey-green.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with 3 seeds.

Medical

Seeds: the seeds of cultivated flax plants contain high levels of dietary fibres, anti-oxidant properties and Omega 3 fatty acids.

Linseed oil is used internally as a mild laxative.

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