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Flax is a grass plant (sometimes referred to as a reed.)

The plant grows from 1 to 3 feet (30 cm to 1 metre) tall, with a taproot down 3 to 4 feet (1 to 1 1/4 metres.)

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Watermelons are a squash, related to squashes, cucumbers and pumpkins. That technically makes them a vegetable, though we of course treat them as fruit.

They grow on the ground on a vine between 3 to 4.5 metres (10 and 15 feet) long along the ground. Though we mostly think of watermelons as red inside, some are yellow. Seeds can be white, brown, black, red, green or speckled.
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