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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Pioneer Farm

  • Hardiness Zones


    This crop has bright blue flowers. It is primarily used to make linen from its fibers and its seeds used as supplements and for linseed oil.

    Latin Name

    Linum usitatissimum


    Family

    Linaceae


    Also Known As

    Linseed


    Type of Plant

    Annual
    Crop

    Bloom Season

    May - May


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 4'
    Max Spread: 1'

    Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Middle East


    History

    Washington grew flax at most of his farms.


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