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Pale flax

Linum bienne


Biennial or perennial plant which has long, narrow stems to 60 cm tall and slender leaves 1.5-2.5 cm long. The flowers have five petals about 1 cm long and nearly round; they are pale blue but streaked with darker colour. It flowers in late spring and, at least in more temperate regions, through the summer.


Dry, sunny calcareous or neutral grasslands from sea level up to 1000 metres.

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Algarve, Portugal

Lat: 37.03, Long: -7.82

Spotted on Apr 15, 2012
Submitted on Apr 29, 2012

Spotted for mission


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