Here is a beautiful vintage botanical illustration of a Crimson Flax. A description of this flower (from the book I scanned the illustration from) indicates the crimson flax is one of the most splendid hardy annuals known and is capable of becoming a perennial under suitable management. Its average growth is twelve to fifteen inches; the leaves are elliptic to linear, the upper ones the largest. The image is from Familiar Garden Flowers, circa 1897, by F. Edward Hulme.
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LOVE that red!!
Julie J says
I’m happy to know you like it Shari. 🙂