Linum usitatissimum | Flax | Líon
Seed accessions in the National Genebank, Backweston (acquired 2009) and material held by the Irish Seed Savers Association and Heritage Gardening Ltd.
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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Formally widely grown as flax for linen in the north-east. Also used for thatching in the past, particularly in the north where it was mostly cultivated. Infrequently found as a casual or escape from cultivation. Sometimes found as a casual from discarded birdseed.