Common flax is a multi-use plant that has been cultivated for thousands of years. It is a food and fiber crop cultivated in cooler regions of the world. The fiber from its stems is used to make linen cloth, while linseed oil is derived from its seeds. Flax seeds are also edible and contain important nutrients.
This variety, Cascade Fiber Flax, originated at Oregon State University during World War II.
- Scientific Plant Name: Linum usitatissimum
- Common Names: Flax
- Height @ Maturity: 2 - 3'
- Packet Weight: ~10g
- Best in full sun.
- Requires adequate water drainage.
- Prefers loamy soils.