King Flax

Genus Linum
Flax Family (Linaceae)







King Flax
Linum kingii
The yellow King Flax grows only at high elevations. It is a shorter plant than the blue Lewis Flax, and has smaller flowers. Both species have very delicate and fragile flower blossoms. The petals fall off with the slightest disturbance.





Albion Basin
Wasatch Mountains
Salt Lake County, Utah


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Photographed
by Sandra Bray