*Linum usitatissimum Linnaeus. Phen: Apr-Sep. Hab: Roadsides, other disturbed places, not long persisting after agricultural use. Dist: Native of Europe.
Origin/Endemic status: Europe
Other Comments: This is the flax of commerce, used for its fiber for at least the last 25,000 years (the source of flax/linen), seeds, and the oil expressed from its seeds (linseed oil).
Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl2, FNA12, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tx, Va, WH3, WV, Rogers (1984)