West Highland Flora

Fairy Flax


Linum catharticum

 

Linum catharticum

Photo Carl Farmer
20 Aug 2002 Penifiler, Skye

Frequent on grassy slopes

Flower diameter c 4-6 mm

ID: Small delicate plant with flowers in a very loose, remote arrangement, each having a slender stalk often much longer than the flower.  Leaves narrow, in opposite pairs, 1-veined.  Flowers white with yellow centre, 5 unnotched petals, 5 stamens.

Other features: Annual.  Hairless.  Fruit a round capsule.

 

Linum catharticum

Photo Carl Farmer
20 Aug 2002 Penifiler, Skye

  Linum catharticum

Photo Carl Farmer
20 Aug 2002 Penifiler, Skye

     
     
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