Wild Flower - Fairy Flax - Linum Catharticum
Fairy Flax - Linum Catharticum
Fairy flax is a delicate and attractive little biennial (or occasionally annual) with bright white, yellow-centred flowers consisting of five petals. As with other flaxes the undivided leaves are arranged in opposite pairs and the fruit capsule has a distinctive rounded shape.
Best sown in the autumn, as seed requires a period of chilling to break dormancy. Should sowing have to be carried out at other times the seed can remain viable in the soil until the following spring.