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Virginia Bluebells - Mertensia virginica


Family: Boraginaceae - Borage family Genus Common Name: Bluebells Native Status: NativeDicot Perennial Herb
Mertensia virginica - Virginia Bluebells. Virginia Bluebell is a showy, early spring wildflower found through most of the eastern United States.

Found in:
AL, AR, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WI, WV

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Mertensia virginica

Distribution of Mertensia virginica in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 23 Oct 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2008-April-02Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Virginia Bluebells have dense clusters of pink flower buds with long corolla tubes. The blossoms usually turn blue as they open. Walker County, GA
Mertensia virginica

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2013-March-24Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D7000
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
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Mertensia virginica

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-March-09Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/80f/5.6 ISO400
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-200mm 4-5.6G ED
200mm (300 equiv)
Virginia Bluebell has soft-looking green leaves which are an elongated ovate shape with blunt tips.
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Mertensia virginica

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