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(Cathartolinum alternum, Cathartolinum spicatum, Cathartolinum strictum, Chrysolinum strictum, Linum alterniflorum, Linum alternum, Linum gallicum, Linum inaequale, Linum liburnicum, Linum paniculatum, Linum rigidum, Linum scabridum, Linum sessiliflorum, Linum spicatum)
Common names: flax, Katan barri
Extract from Wikipedia article: Linum strictum, commonly known as rigid flax, upright flax, and upright yellow flax, is a species of flax that has a rigid stem, from whence it derives its taxonomic name, growing to a height of 10–45 cm. The plant is endemic to the Mediterranean region, and features highly in classical Hebrew and Greek literature, owing principally to its cultivation for its plant fiber, linen, but also for its edible seeds and culinary foliage.
(Linum arvense, Linum crepitans, Linum grandiflorum, Linum humile, Linum indehiscens, Linum monadelphum, Linum moroderorum, Linum mucronatum, Linum reuteri, Linum sativum, Linum trinervium, Linum utile)
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.
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