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Illustration by Mary E. Eaton
Blue Flax

Linum lewisii



First Noted by Expedition
July 9, 1806, in the Rocky Mountain valleys.
 

Description
A perennial tufted plant, with slender, leafy stems, that bears loose, much-branched clusters of large, delicate, sky blue flowers that bloom all summer. The flowers, funnel-shaped when they open in the morning, flatten as the day progresses and are dropped the following day. Height: 1-2.5 ft (0.3-0.8 m).
 

Habitat
Prairies; open, rocky woods; mesas; dry hillsides; coniferous forests; meadows.
 

Range
Alaska to California, east to North Dakota, western Kansas, western Texas, and Mexico.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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