Mertensia virginica


Common Names: Virginia bluebells, Virginia cowslip, lungwort oysterleaf, Roanoke bells
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Borage family


Leaves are rounded and gray-green, borne on a stem up to 60 cm high. They are petiolate at the bottom of the flower stem and sessile at the top. Flowers with five petals fused into a tube, five stamens, and a central pistil are borne in mid-spring in nodding cymes at the end of arched stems. Buds are pink-tinged, changing to sky-blue as they open. White flowers occur rarely.

Most commonly found in gardens or moist woodlands.

Primary Flower Color: Blue/Purple
Secondary Flower Color: White
 
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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