The ?ax plant grows to a height Of from three to four feet under cultivation; the stem branches more or less according to the degree to which it is crowded by the other plants. The leaves are alternate, linear, lanceolate, and, like the stem, smooth. The ?owers, arranged in a loose panicle, are about an inch in diameter. The parts Of the ?ower are very regular, and are all in fives. The calyx consists Of five green sepals; the petals are large, Of a fine purplish blue colour, and fall very soon after the ?ower opens. Within the petals are five stamens surrounding the pistil, which consists of an ovary and five separate styles. The ovary, or lower part of the pistil, in ripening becomes the seed vessel or hell.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Peter Sharp
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9780428871376
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.7 cm
Page Count - 261
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