Fairy Flax - Linum catharticum
Also known as White Flax and as Purging Flax. Slender, low to short hairless plant, generally with a solitary stem. Leaves opposite, oblong to lanceolate and one veined. Flowers white with a yellowish centre, 4 to 6 mm, in lax branched clusters, nodding in bud. Sepals with glandular hairy margins.
Calcareous grassland, coastal dunes and grassy heaths.
Late May to September.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 177 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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