Linum marginale – Native flax

Scientific names: Linum marginale

Common names: Native flax

Plant family: LINACEAE

Species description: Erect, slender plant to 60 cm. The linear to narrow-elliptical leaves are 5–20 mm long and often bluish. Bears open bright blue flowers, 1.5–2 cm in diameter, on branching stems.

Associates species: White Pine, Grey Box, White Box, Yellow Box


Habitat: Woodland, forest, margin of swamps. Found on less disturbed sites.

Cultivation: Propagation from seed. Hardy species that will thrive in most soils. Needs full sun or part shade. Suspected of being toxic to stock. Frost hardy plants.

Landforms planted: Slopes Valley bottoms & flatlands Gullies