New Mexico Wildflowers: Flax Family

(Linaceae)

 

Flowers are organized alphabetically by genus and species. Hover over a photo series to control the images.


 

Bristle Flax (Linum aristatum)

With its small flowers on an inconspicuous plant, Bristle Flax is easy to overlook. Linum australe is similar but usually doesn't branch at the base.

 

Wild Blue Flax (Linum lewisii)