General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 18-30 inches
Plant Spread: 18-24 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Small ovoid to globose capsule containing up to 10 seeds.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Caudex
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 60ºF-70ºF
Days to germinate: 10-15 days
Pollinators: Flies
Bees

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Common names
  • Wild Blue Flax
  • Lewis' Blue Flax
  • Lewis' Prairie Flax
  • Prairie Flax
  • Lewis Flax

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Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2012-05-03
Bloom being visited by a little syrphid fly #Pollination
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-05-29
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-06-13
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-12
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-05-29
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2024-04-02

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Uploaded by SongofJoy
Location: Bighorn National Forest 
Date: 2018-06-12

Courtesy Outsidepride
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Uploaded by syzone8aUK
Location: Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area, Oscoda, MI
Date: 2000-05-28
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-08-06

Date: 2016-02-01
Location: Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area, Oscoda, MI
Date: 2014-07-10
Location: Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area, Oscoda, MI
Date: 2014-07-10

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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