*Linum trigynum

Family Linaceae

French Flax

Annual herb 10 – 50 cm high. Longevity less than 1 year.

Flowers: Yellow, October – February.

Fruit: Egg shaped capsule 2 – 3 mm long, October – February.

Seed: Brown, 2 mm long.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Native of Mediterranean and southern Europe.
  • Weed of woodland and grasslands and along roadsides.
  • Seasonally common but insignificant weed at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Probably killed by fire.

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Linum trigynum plant

Linum trigynum flower 

Linum trigynum fruit