Wednesday, July 22, 2020

flax field

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Wednesdag evening walk just 10 minutes from home.

Summer evening light and the beautiful glow of the flax field.

Flax (Linum usitatissimum), also known as common flax or linseed, is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. It is a food and fiber crop cultivated in cooler regions of the world. Textiles made from flax are known in Western countries as linen, and are traditionally used for bed sheets, underclothes, and table linen. Its oil is known as linseed oil.

The flowers are pure pale blue, 15–25 mm in diameter, with five petals. The fruit is a round, dry capsule 5–9 mm in diameter, containing several glossy brown seeds shaped like an apple pip, 4–7 mm long.

The tiny blue flowers on my top actually look like flax flowers. And the graceful cropped flower top was a gift from my lovely daughter Pippa.

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