Taxon  Report   4908 
Linum lewisii  Pursh
Blue flax,  Lewis' flax, Prairie flax, Western blue flax
Linum lewisii
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
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Linum lewisii
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Linum lewisii
© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
Linum lewisii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Linum lewisii
© 2001 Larry Blakely
Family: LINACEAE  
Genus: Linum
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities:
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Foothill Woodland
Habitat: slopes, ridges [Walker]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.3 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Linum perenne
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Linum lewisii var. alpicola
More information about  Linum lewisii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (LILE3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 24, 2016).

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