Flax

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colspan=2 style="text-align: center; background-color: transparent; text-align:center; border: 1px solid red;" | Flax
Common Flax
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Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Linaceae
Genus: Linum
Species: L. usitatissimum
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Linum usitatissimum
Linnaeus.

Flax (also known as common flax or linseed) (Linum usitatissimum) is a plant.

The fibres of flax are used to make linen. High-quality paper used in banknotes is also made from flax fibres. An oil (linseed oil) can be made from the dried ripe flax seeds. Flax has been used for a long time in such tasks as making bows and candles.