Radiola flaxus

Lion-shaped radiola (Radiola linoides Roth.)

Radiola flax is an annual plant representing the Flax family (Linaceae).


Small annual herbaceous plant with an upright, branched filamentous stem and with outstretched branches; leaves opposite, sessile, ovate, acute, with one vein. The flowers are small, white, 4-petaled, collected in bunches at the ends of the branches. It blooms in July-August. Flax-shaped radiola is found in damp sandy places, on marshy soil, along the edges of ditches, shores of lakes and ponds.

Medicinal use:

A decoction of the whole plant is used to make lotions for sore eyes.

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