Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Linum lewisii Pursh
(Blue Flax, Prairie Flax)
Linum perenne Linnaeus var. lewisii (Pursh) Eaton & J. Wright
Linum lewisii is a tall but rather spindly plant branched from the base. The leaves
are linear-lanceolate and ascending or appressed to the stem. The regular flowers have pale blue petals alternate with the sepals.
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Linum lewisii, photo Russ Kleinman & Kelly Kindscher, Lake Roberts, July 15, 2007
Linum lewisii, flower, photo Elroy Limmer, Mogollon Mtns., Willow Creek
Linum lewisii, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Bill Evans Rd., April 17, 2009
Linum lewisii, closeup of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Bill Evans Rd., April 17, 2009
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