Do you recognize this plant? The black and white drawing is of flax flowers. In real life the flowers are more periwinkle in color that pale. But, flax is perhaps one of the most used (and longest used) plants.
Flax oil is used to make linseed oil. Flax fibers are used to create linen fabric and paper. And linseed meal, the ground up bits of plant left over after extracting the oil, is used to feed livestock. And, of course, flax seeds are a tasty treat.
This botanical style print of flax flowers comes from that 11th edition encyclopedia that was published in 1911. While the name is trademarked, that particular edition of the encyclopedia are in the public domain around the world. Please enjoy the drawing of flax flowers. If you want to save this public domain flower drawing for your own projects, be sure to click on the drawing shown below to view the largest version we have.
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.