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common flax Linum usitatissimum

Common Flax has been planted 1 time by Growstuff members.


common flax is an annual crop (living and reproducing in a single year or less)




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Indigenous plants

I've been growing several indigenous plants recently. Theres a miro tree that will eventually have berries. I've added karaka tawa, and hīnau to the growstuff database too, as these were (and are) food sources for the people living here for centuries. Also kūmara

There is also the New Zealand flax 2hich I've made as a new crop separate from the existing flax crop. I have renamed the flax crop to common flax as its a different plant and that's what it's called on Wikipedia.

I've planted several kawakawa recently mostly for medicinal use. It can make a reasonable tea with lemon grass.

Lastly, I discovered some New Zealand spinach growing wild behind the trampoline. This is going in the curry tonight. 🥘

How to grow common flax

Grown for: not known.

Plant from: advanced plant (1)

Plant in: sun (1)

Scientific names

  • Linum usitatissimum

Alternate names

  • linseed
  • harakeke
  • flax

Common flax varieties

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