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linum bienne

By CarolG  
Linum bienne, more commonly known as flax, is a beautiful powder-blue wild flower found in the hedgerows during Spring. It is the most common flax in the Mediterranean area, the cultivated flax of today is linum usitatissimum.
The seeds of the flax contain a slimy substance, beneficial for stopping constipation. The oil, rich in acid, has emollient, sedative, purgative and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used everywhere for its thread-like fibres which are extracted from the bark, and for the oil its seeds contain. Linseed oil is used in the production of oil paints and also for a number of manufacturing requirements. It is thus cultivated in a number of countries (Belgium, Poland, the Baltic states) but no longer on Crete. Linseed is also one of the best forms of animal feed.

Tags: General Wild Plant Flower Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Linum Flax

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goso 10 2 1 Australia
23 Mar 2010 5:08AM
Three delightful images, and a great narrative Carol...Bill

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23 Mar 2010 5:14AM
3 beautiful images & text. Thanks for sharing.
MilanaG 10 Bulgaria
23 Mar 2010 5:31AM
...good morning carol...what a wonderful set of shots Smile...
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
23 Mar 2010 5:50AM
Lovely subtle flower and images and good light and details.
Well done Carol.
metro074 6 8 Australia
23 Mar 2010 6:21AM
Wonderful images Carol. The texture and colour is superb. V2 has fantastic light and detail. Well done
23 Mar 2010 6:27AM
Another three fantastic images, Carol, V2 is just superb.
JudeC 9 6 3 England
23 Mar 2010 6:45AM
Gorgeous - Jude.
Anothe brilliant set love the colour.
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
23 Mar 2010 7:07AM
v3 for me today with the nice bit of light on the stem.lesley
BURNSIE 8 25 4 England
23 Mar 2010 7:07AM
A very nice set Carol, I agree with Roy V2 is great.
Kindest Regards
nickyv32 9 135 England
23 Mar 2010 7:13AM
Wonderful set, love No 2, perfect focusing, no monkeying around this morning, hope the weather is being kind to you

Nicky Smile
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 7:14AM
v2 for me today Carol

Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
23 Mar 2010 7:48AM
Three beauties Carol, V2 foe me.
23 Mar 2010 8:07AM
great images but V2 it is
essexdean 7 1 England
23 Mar 2010 8:09AM
Great images but V1 for me, love the framing and details
23 Mar 2010 8:09AM
Lovely shots and a fascinating history. The delicate range of blue is gorgeous. A
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 8:13AM
three wonderful detailed captures carol cracking colours v1 for me today nice one Wink
23 Mar 2010 8:15AM
Just love linseeds !!
V1 today But all three really great shots
Such a pretty colour that delicate flower is
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
23 Mar 2010 8:18AM
Such a delicate flower beautifully captured.

Simple flower with some unique features & with useful tips - Raja.
7 10 10 England
23 Mar 2010 8:32AM
Very delicate and three lovely images but V1 is tops.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
23 Mar 2010 8:37AM
Enjoyed the write-up. They cultivate it in fields around here too and I absolutely want a dress of that shade of blue!! Nothing quite like a field full of that wonderful deep lilac-blue. The wild version is a lot paler but every bit as lovely from you images. Think it's V1 for me today. Beautifully detailed.

Cor 7 Belgium
23 Mar 2010 9:04AM
V2 > V3 > V1 +++++
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 9:09AM
Soft and beautiful
colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
23 Mar 2010 9:35AM
Three beautiful images all so well captured and presented v2 for me the shadow on the flower head did it ! Colin
23 Mar 2010 9:55AM
V2 fav today .All wonderful. gill
Cormy 9 3 England
23 Mar 2010 10:45AM
So sharp and delicate.Great trio Carol.
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 10:51AM
Beautiful detail in all these images Carol, but V1 for me today.
fatherpie 8 18 12 England
23 Mar 2010 11:12AM
v2 for me!
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
23 Mar 2010 11:15AM
Stunning Carol.
GlenD 9 United States
23 Mar 2010 11:24AM
A trio of lovely's as always, very nice Carol
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
23 Mar 2010 11:51AM
V1 appeals most to me Carol - lovely blue on the stamen.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
23 Mar 2010 12:09PM
Excellent and well done!
glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
23 Mar 2010 12:25PM
Three crackers Carol, well composed and exposed.

FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
23 Mar 2010 12:53PM
Beautiful set Carol (as always), super close ups with lovely detail and color, V2 for me,
borrower 7 4 England
23 Mar 2010 1:11PM
Beautiful set of images, lovely detail and co,.our.
Swamiji 6 1 India
23 Mar 2010 2:09PM
These grow wild, but there has to be some seasoned eye to capture their delicate beauty! You did it nicely. & thanks for the text.
- Swamiji
gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 2:32PM
Spot on Carol simple little flower beautifully captured ...nice write up too
Suehh 9 39 6 England
23 Mar 2010 4:59PM
Lovely indeed. Sue
cameragirl 12 43 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 5:00PM
Love the images, great detail and delicateness captured v well!
Anjantoo 8 7 1 England
23 Mar 2010 6:05PM
Beautiful images Carol and I love the inforamtion too!
23 Mar 2010 6:49PM
Three beautiful images, v1 for me , love the angle.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
23 Mar 2010 6:55PM
Excellent set, Carol, very beautiful lighting and very beautifully captured.
TrevB Smile
heids 7 1 1 Scotland
23 Mar 2010 7:04PM
3 superb images, lovely delicate shade and wonderful light.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
23 Mar 2010 7:14PM
Three top quality macro images, I love that pale shade of blue
Dave_Holdham 7 4 1 Wales
23 Mar 2010 7:29PM
Great set, v3 for me, wonderful lighting and detail
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
23 Mar 2010 7:35PM
All 3 superbly composed and cropped, Carol, but the light and focus in V1 are perfect. And what a pretty flower Smile

Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 7:53PM
3 great images Carol, lovely delicate colour and great detail
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 8:17PM
3 great shots but I am going with V2 for the close up and tremendous detail, lovely shades of pastel colour
Ray42 8 3 England
23 Mar 2010 8:45PM
Three beauties Carol and a very informative write up - v1 has the edge
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 8:56PM
Beautiful set Carol!
videotec 8 8 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 9:36PM
Lovely image's of a delicate flower.
very well presented
stephenscott 7 8 2 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 9:45PM
Three great images,nice detail and great DOF in them all.

bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 10:51PM
a little beauty, beautifully captured, lovely details
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
24 Mar 2010 10:33AM
Three beautiful photos Carol and a great narrative . Soft powder blue. Must have been taken on a sunny morning as it closes about 4pm ! ?xxxx

Thanks for comment about my Anemones . Must be wonderful to see the colours growing wild xxx
24 Mar 2010 11:51AM
A superb set of images carol.
The detail, lighting and colours are wonderful.
Regards. Geoff.
24 Mar 2010 4:57PM
Beautiful set, Carol. I used to live in Dorset and there was a field of flax above us, the colour is unforgettable. Wonderful pale blue/amethyst.
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 8:33PM
You've captured the delicate shimering beauty very well in V2 - Ina
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2010 7:48AM
Beautiful soft tones and colour Carol.

Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
25 Mar 2010 12:21PM
How hard you make it putting up varients of this caliber,cant decide,,,oh ok no,2 I think,,,hmmm.


Canadiann 6 2 Canada
25 Mar 2010 2:19PM
3 beautiful pieces Carol Love that colour.

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