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Blue Flax Flowers

Linum lewisii


Linum lewisii (Linum perenne var. lewisii) (Lewis flax, blue flax or prairie flax) is a perennial plant in the family Linaceae, native to western North America from Alaska south to Baja California, and from the Pacific Coast east to the Mississippi River. It is a slender herbaceous plant growing to 90 cm tall, with spirally arranged narrow lanceolate leaves 1–2 cm long. The flowers are pale blue or lavender to white, 1.5–3 cm diameter, with five petals.


It grows on ridges and dry slopes, from sea level in the north up to 3000 m altitude in the south of the species' range.

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pamsai 11 years ago

thanks Jellis... They are such a beautiful colour.

Jellis 11 years ago

Blue Flax Flowers
Linum lewisii

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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Aug 27, 2012
Submitted on Sep 9, 2012

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