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Beautiful Flax

Linum narbonense     Fr: Lin de Narbonne

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Sky-blue to purplish flowers on slender, branched stems. The flowers are open only with the sunshine.

Flowers. May-July

Flower. 5 petals, 35 mm diameter, with dark veins and pointed ends.

Leaves. Narrow, pointed leaves are very dense along the stems.

Habitat. Grassy and rocky ground; Those in our photos were found along forestry roads in the hills above Grasse.

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