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 520 mm long and often bluish. Bears open bright blue flowers, 1.52 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