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Common name

English: Common Flax

German: Gemeiner Lein

Mandarin: 亚麻 (ya ma)

Portuguese: Linho

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2595)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2494)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2108)

      Order: Linales (5)

        Family: Linaceae (5)(family description)

          Genus: Linum (5)

            Epithet: usitatissimum L. (1)

Synonym: Linum humile Mill.

humile => of low growth

usitatissimum => very ordinary or common

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Linum usitatissimum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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