Ancient Egyptians and Greeks produced linen from stem fibers. Stems are the source of fibers used to produce linen. Seeds yield flax and linseed oils and meal.
Source of plant
Erect annual to 120cm. Leaves linear to lanceolate, to 3mm wide, acute. Flowers blue, to 1.25cm diameter, in terminal, leafy, corymbose panicles; sepals ovate, acute, the inner scarious-margined; petals somewhat crenate.
USDA Hardiness Zone
fiber, other ethnobotanical uses