Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses of North Dakota
|| Wild blue flax
Distribution: statewide except
Habitat: dry, open places such as: upland prairie, road
ditches and railway right-of-ways
Flowers: pale blue in color, small (1 inch), 5 petals with
radiate lines of lighter blue, several flowers in loose cluster
Height: 10-24 inches
Blooms: mid-May to late July
Family name: Flax (Linaceae)
Plant uses and other interesting facts: Named after Captain
Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
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