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Sharon Whitehurst suggests teensy blue flower is species of flax

Comments re photo 45075 Flowers Identity needed on teensy blue beautySharon Whitehurst writes:
My first guess is some species of the flax [linum] family. The photo resembles the one in my Audubon Society wildflower guide. An internet search yields similar photos and the information that there are around 200 species in this genus.

Wild flax isn't listed as a common Kentucky wildflower, but perhaps this is an escaped garden cultivar.

I trust that an Adair native will offer a firm identification. - Sharon Whitehurst
Thanks. Sharon Whitehurst: Geniece and I will go with 'some species of the flax family,' for now. -EW

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Flowers: Teensy blue beauty identified as flax

2012-05-06 - W. Fortune Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
This teensy blue flower, growing along the rock wall edge of the yard, just appeared, we think. It's about 1/2 to 3/4 inch in diameter. Any help on its identity would be appreciated. -Geniece Marcum. Clicking ReadMore accesses Sharon Whitehurst's guess that it is a some non-native species of the flax family. -CM

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