This vintage botanical print and plant image is over 150 years old. Back then, the flax plant was frequently used to make fabric. It is also the plant where we get linseed oil.
It has many uses but I think the delicate five-petal purple flowers are quite lovely. I think it would make a wonderful plant for a garden. This drawing of flax might also make a wonderful addition to one of your creative projects. Because the drawing is tall and narrow, it could easily be used to decorate a scrapbook page, stationary or anything else where the flower is used as decoration rather than a focal point.
Lessons From the Vegetable World, printed in 1858, included a number of colorized vegetable and flower images like this one.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.