Linum lewisii

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Scientific Name Linum lewisii USDA PLANTS Symbol
LILE3
Common Name Blue Flax ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
29214
Family Linaceae (Flax) Wildflower Center Reference
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine; dry, sunny, meadows and woodlands.
Plant: Erect perennial stem 8 to 24 inches tall.
Leaves: Narrow, linear stem leaves about 3/4-inch long.
Inflorescence: Multiple bright blue, saucer-shaped flowers on each stem, each about 1-1/2 inches across and with 5 petals and stamens.
References: Descr. adapted from www.wildfloer.org and Jane Hendrix, Breckenridge.
Colorado Status
Native

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