Scientific Name: Linum tenuifolium (Linaceae).
English Name: Narrow-leaved Flax (Flax family).
French Name: Lin à feuilles étroites (='narrow leaved flax').
5 Key Characters:
- flowers very pale pink or lilac.
- flowers lax ie slightly drooping.
- found on dry sunny calcareous slopes.
- the rounded petals come to a distinct little point.
- numerous long narrow leaves.
Habitat: Dry hills, grassland, rocky areas.
Flowering Period: May-June-July.
Status: Quite common and widespread.
Photographed by Loire Valley Nature: