Linum catharticum L.

Species in the Global Pollen Project's Master Reference Collection.

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Linum catharticum (rights holder: Bas Kers) © Bas Kers

Fairy Flax

Fairy flax is also known as purging flax. In earlier days, its poisonous seeds was used as a laxative for helping chronic constipation. Fairy flax grows in various kinds of soils: calcium-rich dunes, wet valleys and inland dune grasslands. Despite the large variety of possible habitats, fairy flax has grown rare in the Netherlands. It is only commonly found in the dunes. This tiny flower grows in ... Text © Copyright Ecomare

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