Jun. 8, 2020

scarlet flax, Linum grandiflorum

Scarlet flax is another garden escape. It's native to Algeria, and is now established in other areas around the Mediterranean, and in North America. The flowers are about an inch across. Scarlet flax has been reported from CA, CO, FL, KY, NE, NY, OH, TX, and UT. Cultivated, Lenawee Co MI, 8/7/14. Flax family, Linaceae.