Flax (Linum usitatissimum)

About Flax

  • Flax is a fiber and oilseed crop in which oil is extracted from flax seeds and fibers are extracted from flax stems.
  • Flax is generally 3-4 feet tall and develops blue flowers during its growing cycle.
  • Because flax matures quickly, it is suited to states with shorter growing seasons such as North Dakota and Minnesota.

Fast Facts

  • Flax oils and seeds are a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, fibers, and other vitamins and minerals.
  • Flax fibers are three times stronger than fibers produced by cotton.


  • Linen Fabrics
  • Flax Seed (for human consumption)
  • Flaxseed Oil (also known as linseed oil)