Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Mertensia paniculata (Aiton) G.Don var. paniculata image
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Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Steve C. Garske
Family Boraginaceae
Mertensia paniculata (Aiton) G.Don var. paniculata
northern bluebells, tall lungwort
Mertensia: named after German botanist Franz K. Mertens (1764-1831)
paniculata: with panicles
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 12"-40" tall, leafy forb
Flower: blue to pink, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long, funnel-shaped; inflorescence a small, branched cluster (cyme) at the end of the stems on a stalks with flat-lying hairs; blooms June-July
Fruit:nutlet, often wrinkled fruit drawing
Leaf:hairy on both sides, alternate, with a winged stalk and long pointed tip
Habitat: moist; woods

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