The pollination of Linseed and Flax

publication date: Mar 11, 2011
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Bee World Vol.69 (4) 1988 pp. 145-152
Article Title

The pollination of Linseed and Flax 

Author(s)

Ingrid H Williams

Abstract

Linseed and flax are cultivars of Linum usitatissimum L. Linseed cultivars are grown for their seed alone; they have shorter and thicker sterns, reaching 60-80 cm in height when mature, more capsules and larger seeds than those of flax. Flax cultivars reach 80-120 cm in height, and are grown primarily for fibre for the linen industry, although the seed is also used and frequently termed 'linseed'.

KeywordsLinseed, Flax, Linum usitatissimum L.,Pollination
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