45 thoughts on “Flowery Friday: blue flax.

  1. This is a beautiful flower and one of my favorite colors. I told someone the other day that even the weeds are beautiful to photograph. God made such a beautiful world for us to enjoy.

  2. Laurie@hinterlands.me

    I wish blue flax were common in Maine—I’ve never seen it before. What a beautiful shade of blue, my favorite color.

    1. It’s related, but not the same. This blue flax is a cultivar (I can’t recall which one, maybe ‘Blue Sapphire’) of Linum perenne, and linen is made from L. usitatissimum. I was thinking more about this when I read your comment and I’m now curious if we grow much L. usitatissimum for fibre in Canada. Will have to see if I can find any statistics online. Very interesting!

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