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Plants of the Flax Fields
Biotop

The biotope type 'flax field' existed so long and numerous during the development of human culture that even a number of specially adapted weeds could develop. The corresponding plant community is called 'Sileno-linicolae-Linetum'. The Botanical Garden of the University of Mainz maintains a small conservation culture of these plants, which are almost extinct since flax isn't grown anymore.
 
Linum usitatissimum, Flax
Linum usitatissimum / Flax
Linaceae / Linseed Fam.
 
Linum usitatissimum, Flax
Linum usitatissimum / Flax
Linaceae / Linseed Fam.
 
Linum usitatissimum, Flax
Linum usitatissimum / Flax
Linaceae / Linseed Fam.
 

The most harmful weed was the parasite Flax Dodder Cuscuta epilinum, which is able to destroy entire flax fields:
Cuscuta epilinum, Flax Dodder
Cuscuta epilinum / Flax Dodder
Convolvulaceae / Bindweed Fam.
 
Cuscuta epilinum, Flax Dodder
Cuscuta epilinum / Flax Dodder
Convolvulaceae / Bindweed Fam.
 
Cuscuta epilinum, Flax Dodder
Cuscuta epilinum / Flax Dodder
Convolvulaceae / Bindweed Fam.
 
 

The seed capsules of the Flaxfield Catchfly Silene linicola have a similar shape and size as those of the flax, which helped to maintain its reproduction and distribution.
Silene linicola, Flaxfield Catchfly
Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly
Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.
 
Silene linicola, Flaxfield Catchfly
Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly
Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.
 
 
Camelina alyssum, Gold of Pleasure
Camelina alyssum / Gold of Pleasure
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 
Camelina alyssum, Gold of Pleasure
Camelina alyssum / Gold of Pleasure
Brassicaceae / Crucifers
 

Some species of Gold of Pleasure (Camelina) could also be found in flax fields.
 
Lolium remotum, Flax Rye-Grass
Lolium remotum / Flax Rye-Grass
Poaceae / Grass Fam.
 
Lolium remotum, Flax Rye-Grass
Lolium remotum / Flax Rye-Grass
Poaceae / Grass Fam.
 

The Flax Corn Cockle Agrostemma linicola grows in Eastern Europe and Middle East. It is very similar to the Corn Cockle Agrostemma githago, but grows only about as tall as the flax plants. Its seed capsules are similar to those of the flax, so they could badly separated in the seeds.
Agrostemma linicola, Flax Corn Cockle
Agrostemma linicola / Flax Corn Cockle
Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.
 
Agrostemma linicola, Flax Corn Cockle
Agrostemma linicola / Flax Corn Cockle
Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.
 
Agrostemma linicola, Flax Corn Cockle
Agrostemma linicola / Flax Corn Cockle
Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.
 
 
 
 

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16-Jul-09

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