In Ireland flax was usually pulled when the stems were still green. Although this produces fine flax the seed cannot be harvested. As such, part of the crop was allowed to grow past the 'pulling season', and the seed from the now dry and yellow plant was harvested for sowing the next year.


  • Title: Irish flax seed and stems
  • Creator: Artist Unknown
  • Date Created: 2011
  • Type: Stems

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