There are about 200 species in this genus of flowering plants. Most are native to either temperate or subtropical regions. Common flax is used to produce linen and linseed oil.



Linum capitatum  
L. flavum Golden Flax
L. narbonense Narbonne Flax
L. perenne Perennial Flax
L. suffruticosum Dwarf Flax
L. usitatissimum Common Flax


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