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Linum viscosum
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Linum viscosum L.

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Popular names - Lino malvino

Distribution and Habitat - increase in floor and alpine mountain in southern Europe, the Iberian peninsula to the Balkans, the arid grasslands and bushes, the limestone bedrock, from plain to 1600 m altitude.

Description - Perennial species. Stems 30-60 cm, pubescent, with glandular hairs, patents. Leaves alternate, ovate lanceolate, 4-9 x 15-22 mm, cilia, 3-5 ribs. Flowers in corymb; corolla with 5 petals pink, 10-22 mm long, with purple veins, ovate acuminate separate, with glandular hairs on the edges. Blooms in May-July. Fruit capsule, global acuminata, 4-5 mm.

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