Lewis flax


Photo of Lewis flax (Linum lewisii)

Linum lewisii

Semi-evergreen perennial forb, sometimes semi-woody at base with attractive flowers ranging from white to blue to yellow to red in color. Flower buds droop down from erect stems. Flax plants have many narrow, small, alternate, simple and entire leaves that are lacking stalks on the stems.

USDA Plant Database. https://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_lile3.pdf

Habitat Type Tolerance Invasive?
Steppes, alpine slopes an openings in coniferous forests with mixed grasses and woody shrubs full to partial sunlight No