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This is a very delicate and extremely thin stemmed plant which hardly stays still even on the calmest of days. It prefers basic or neutral soils and is quite common although often hidden in the grass. The plant can be used is an emetic as well as a purgative and one of its other English names is Purging Flax.

Linum catharticum is very common and found and throughout the British Isles including the outer Hebrides and St Kilda.

Linum catharticum

Linum catharticum Fairy Flax

Llandulas quarry 1st July 2008

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Linum catharticum Fairy Flax

LHS: Llandulas quarry 1st July 2008 RHS: Northwich 17th June 2005

Added on November 7th 2005, updated 30th November 2010, updated 29th May 2012

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