|Copyright: Ungureanu Liviu (Apashu)
|Date Taken: 2011-06-17|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-06-25 6:17|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Flax is an erect annual plant growing to 1.2 m tall, with slender stems. The leaves are glaucous green, slender lanceolate, 20–40 mm long and 3 mm broad. The flowers are pure pale blue, 15–25 mm diameter, with five petals; they can also be bright red. The fruit is a round, dry capsule 5–9 mm diameter, containing several glossy brown seeds shaped like an apple pip, 4–7 mm long.|
In addition to referring to the plant itself, the word "flax" may refer to the unspun fibers of the flax plant.
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