Linum lewisii (Lewis’ blue flax)
Graceful prairie perennial
Common to meadows and prairies in the West and Midwest, blue flax has multiple tall graceful stems that grow from a woody crown. Pale blue to purplish-blue flowers progressively open up along the stem through spring and into summer. Reseeds readily. Photo by Carol Coker.
Width: up to 24″
Water: low to moderate