Linum lewisii

Blue Flax
Linum lewisii

Family: Flax (Linaceae)
AKA: Wild Flax, Prairie Flax, Lewis Flax
Photo taken on: May 15, 2009
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Plains to subalpine
Habitat: Dry meadows, slopes

Grows to 2ft with slender stems branching out from the base.  Can be growing found in large patches. Leaves are small and grayish-green. Flowers are 1 inch across and open for just one day. Color varies from pale blue to almost purple.

Blue/Purple Single Flowers