Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Mertensia virginica (L.) Pers. ex Link image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert Bierman

Robert R. Kowal
Family Boraginaceae
Mertensia virginica (L.) Pers. ex Link
eastern bluebells, Virginia bluebells, Virginia cowslip
Mertensia: named after German botanist Franz K. Mertens (1764-1831)
virginica: of Virginia
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 12"-26" tall forb, leafy; stems fleshy
Flower: blue to pink (occasionally white), 5-parted, 3/4"-1" long, trumpet-shaped, nodding; inflorescence a small, branched cluster (cyme) at the end of the stems on a hairless stalk; blooms May-June
Fruit:nutlet, often wrinkled
Leaf:alternate, hairless, upper leaves with rounded tips and usually stalkless
Habitat: moist to wet; woods
(Glossary)

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