fiber flax

fiber flax

[′fī·bər ‚flaks]
(botany)
The flax plant grown in fertile, well-drained, well-prepared soil and cool, humid climate; planted in the early spring and harvested when half the seed pods turn yellow; used in the manufacture of linen.
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2013) found that diurnal temperature range had a significant effect on the agronomic characters of fiber flax.
Early characterization efforts based on agrobotanical characters revealed four major regions of flax diversity as mentioned above (Vavilov, 1926; 1951) and several unique groups of cultivated flax such as fiber flax, intermediate flax, large-seeded flax, and dehiscent flax (Dillman, 1953; Kulpa and Danert, 1962).
I've read that it takes a patch of fiber flax 15'x15' to yield enough fiber to make a blouse.