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Virginia bluebells
Scientific Name: Mertensia virginica (L.) Pers. ex Link
Family: Boraginaceae
Virginia bluebells (Mertensia  virginica)
Mertensia_virginica, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 83.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-21
USDA: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Part shade to full shade

Origin: Eastern North America, from Ontario down

Growth Habits: Herbaceous perennial, 1 to 2 feet tall (30-60 cm), 12 to 18 inches spread (30-45 cm)

Watering Needs: Water during the growing season

Propagation: Seeds, occasionally by division

The plant goes dormant in summer, the foliage dying to the ground until the following spring.

Mertensia_virginica, Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species.

Mertensia virginica in Curtis Botanical Magazine

Blooming Habits:
Trumpet-shaped, blue flowers, about 1 inch long (2.5 cm), out of pink buds, in early spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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