Virginia Bluebell (Mertensia virginica)
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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: Mon River Trail
Notes: Atypical color variant.
More photos of this flower
- Spanish Bluebells
Petals are fused into a tube in Virginia Bluebells, compeletely separate on Spanish Bluebells. Spanish bluebells have leaves only at the base of the stem.
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.