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Fairy Flax (Linum catharticum)


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This upright annual plant has small five-petal white flowers (4-6mm)with a yellow centre borne on slender stalks. It has blunt narrow, oblong leaves arranged opposite each other. It is found in both wet and dry grassland and dunes in calcareous soils. It flowers from May to September.

27th Aug 2009 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

flower plant botany wild

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