Western Blue Flax

Linum lewisii

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8 Responses to Western Blue Flax

  1. This is also one of my favorites, Andrea. A few years ago I sprinkled wildflower seeds across the yard and these really took off. It never ceases to amaze me that they look done in the evening, only to experience a resurgence the next morning.

    • Andrea Jones says:

      A lesson in the ephemeral, aren’t they, Tanja? I’m glad the plants keep flowering for such a long time, even if the individual flowers only last a day.

  2. Jenny-Lynn says:

    I love how these float on thin stalks, and this year seem more prone to falling over. Great posts, thanks.

    • Andrea Jones says:

      Just about everything about the blue flax is appealing, isn’t it? They’ve got color, floatiness, PLUS a fleeting nature that reminds you to appreciate. I even like the flecks of blue on the ground, after the petals have withered and fallen.

  3. Pat Dubrava says:

    These have all been such a delight so far!

  4. Kayann says:

    Love this flower! Boulder County has seeded it along the roads outside of town so we have some near our driveway. The indigo really stands out in the green grass.

    • Andrea Jones says:

      Kayann, I’m a total sucker for that blue. I’ve been moving seeds around and we now have a few colonies expanding closer to the house. I absolutely love how this plant looks in the grass, but haven’t figured out how to capture that in a photo.

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