Herb latin name: Linum monogynum
Family: Linaceae (Flax Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Linum monogynum:Rocky places and dunes from the coast to inland lower montane zones, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands.
Other uses of the herb:A fibre is obtained from the stem.
Propagation of Linum monogynum:Seed - sow spring in greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Basal cuttings in spring. Harvest the shoots when they are about 8 - 10cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Rocky places and dunes from the coast to inland lower montane zones, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands.
Medicinal use of Linum monogynum:None known
Known hazards of Linum monogynum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.