Scientific name: Linum catharticum
A small and delicate plant of chalk grasslands, Fairy flax can be seen in bloom from May to September - look out for its nodding, white flowers.
StatsHeight: up to 30cm
When to seeMay to September
AboutFairy flax is a delicate annual of dry grasslands, particularly those on chalky soils, sand dunes and grassy heaths. Its small, white flowers bloom on the end of wiry stems from May to September.
It is a low-growing plant.