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Fairy Flax

A tiny star-shaped flower found on chalk grassland habitats.



Common Name Fairy Flax
Scientific Name Linum catharticum
Species Group Simple Flowers
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Flax family - Linaceae
Status Local
Flower Colour Group White
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
Look for Slender plant with small star shaped flowers
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Simple Flowers