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Virginia Bluebell (Mertensia virginica)

Image ID: 2013/yrt234

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Family: Campanulaceae (Bluebell)
Height: 0.67 to 2 ft.
Blooms: March to June
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Fused petals, 5 parts
Location: Youghiogheny River Trail
Date:  4/6/2013
Notes: very early in the season, not fully developed.
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Virginia Bluebell may be easily confused with:
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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