Blue Flax - NativeNSC042
This variety is native to the western U.S. (including Arizona), and is named for Meriwether Lewis, who documented it on his travels through the west. It blooms sky blue with 5 petals from April - September.
Blue flax is drought resistant and tolerant of alkaline soils. It needs well drained soil and prefers full sun. It is useful in erosion control.
The seeds should not be eaten raw, but are tasty and edible when cooked.
Used for fiber. Plant fall to spring.