Linseed is obtained from Flax plants.
Flax, which is also known as common flax seeds or linseed. It is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. They are the native to India from the eastern Mediterranean and was extensively cultivated in ancient Ethiopia and Ancient Egypt. These plant fibres are the oldest among others and have been found 30,000 BC. The fibres extracted from these plants are used to make handkerchiefs, ropes, and high-quality papers.