western blue flax
A perennial that grows 1 to 2 feet tall, 1 foot wide with delicate bluish green leaves on arching stems that end in 1 inch silky sapphire blue flowers, free blooming. Grow in full sun, it prefers poor rocky soils and not too much water. Self sows. Good in meadows, informal gardens. May be cut back hard midsummer to refresh. Bay Area native.