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? about Linum Lewisii

Posted by joytosew 5MO (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 12, 08 at 16:37

I have been looking for the flax seed that you can grow and use for cooking. I don't think this is it, but someone sent me an envelope of seeds and this was in it flax perennial blue Linum Lewisii.

I am thinking this is a decorative flower and not the flax seed I am looking to grow, am I correct?

Thank you,
cristi


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RE: ? about Linum Lewisii

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sun, Jan 13, 08 at 9:06

Hi Cristi,
You are correct. The flax for eating is Linum usitatissimum. Linum usitatissimum does grow wild though in your area(see the link below,) so hopefully you can aquire the seeds from someone.
Remy

Here is a link that might be useful: Linum usitatissimum Info Page on Missouri Plants


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RE: ? about Linum Lewisii

Wow,
great site! Thank you very much, I have added it to my bookmarks.
Photos were taken in Columbia and I will be there working for a few days this week. I will drop in at the conservation center and see if they can help me =)

thank you Remy!


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