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Linum usitatissimum L.

Synonyms

Linum crepitans, Linum humile, Linum indehiscens

Common names

Flax

Extract from Wikipedia article

Flax (also known as common flax or linseed), with the binomial name Linum usitatissimum, is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. It is a food and fiber crop that is grown in cooler regions of the world. The textiles made from flax are known in the West as linen, and traditionally used for bed sheets, underclothes and table linen. The oil is known as linseed oil. In addition to referring to the plant itself, the word "flax" may refer to the unspun fibers of the flax plant. The plant species is known only as a cultivated plant, and appears to have been domesticated just once from the wild species Linum bienne, called pale flax.

LinkFlax (Linum usitatissimum) on Al Istiqlal Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2016
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal St, Doha, Qatar
LinkBlooming flax (Linum usitatissimum) on Al Istiqlal Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 10, 2016
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal St, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlax (Linum usitatissimum) with flower buds on Al Istiqlal Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 10, 2016
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal St, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlax (Linum usitatissimum) starting to bloom on Al Istiqlal Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 10, 2016
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal St, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlax (Linum usitatissimum) growing on waste spot on Al Istiqlal Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 11, 2016
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal St, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlower petals of flax (Linum usitatissimum) on Al Istiqlal Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 11, 2016
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal St, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlower petals of flax (Linum usitatissimum) taken from Al Istiqlal Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 11, 2016

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.