Linum (flax) is a genus of about 200 species of flowering plants in the family Linaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Among many other species, it includes the Common Flax (L. usitatissimum), the bast fibre of which is used to produce linen and the seeds to produce linseed oil.
The flowers are light blue or white (yellow in some species) and there is an average of 6-10 seeds per boll.
Linum species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Cabbage Moth, The Nutmeg, Setaceous Hebrew Character and Coleophora benedictella, which feeds exclusively on Linum narbonense.Selected species
Response of organic linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) to the combination of tillage systems, (minimum, conventional and no-tillage) and fertilization practices: Seed and oil yield production
Nov 01, 2010; Abstract Limited tillage systems, especially no-tillage, have become widespread in recent years. The no-tillage practice is...
Weed populations are affected by tillage systems and fertilization practices in organic flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) crop
Jan 01, 2012; Abstract Flax is a weak competitor against weeds. To obtain high yield of flax, good weed management practices must be...