CRIMSON FLAX

RED FLAX

Linum grandiflorum

Flax Family [Linaceae]

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status
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flower
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stem
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12th sept 2014, A671 Roundabout, Barracks, Burnley, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
A striking crimson-red garden flower which grows to maybe 20cm. It is probably part of so-called 'wildflower' seed mixtures often unscrupulously sold to un-suspecting wild-flower gardeners.


12th sept 2014, A671 Roundabout, Barracks, Burnley, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Five petals and 5 thin reddish stamens. In the centre are 5 indigo-coloured stigmas. The corolla has an inner corona looking like a dye-stain.


12th sept 2014, A671 Roundabout, Barracks, Burnley, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Fruits developing.


12th sept 2014, A671 Roundabout, Barracks, Burnley, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Centre: a developed fruit amidst a crowd of other species.


Not to be semantically confused with : Toadflaxes such as Purple Toadflax (Linaria purpurea) [a plant with similar name]

A neophyte and a garden escapee which might be proliferating disguised as an admixture within so-called 'wild-flower seed packs' sold by un-scrupulous garden centres and other retail outlets.


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Distribution
 family8Flax family8Linaceae

 BSBI maps
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Linum
(Flaxes)

CRIMSON FLAX

RED FLAX

Linum grandiflorum

Flax Family [Linaceae]