Prairie Flax - Linum lewisii
Linum perenne [misapplied]
MNPS Threat Rank
Perennial from a branched caudex. Stems ascending, 5–60 cm, simple. Leaves numerous, linear, 5–20 mm long. Inflorescence a leafy raceme. Flowers blue; sepals ovate, 4–5 mm long; petals 9–16 mm long, quickly falling. Capsule 5–8 mm long; splitting into 10 1-seeded sections (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
AK to QC south to CA, TX and WI (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Grasslands, sagebrush steppe, badlands, woodlands, meadows, fellfields, roadsides at all elevations (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.