This vascular plant originates in eastern North America and is native to the following states and provinces: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
The "Virginia Bluebell" is abundant in the Midwest of the United States. Areas within the British Isles record gardens with many individuals as well. The plant can be easily grown with the right conditions.
Could also be: Mertensia longfloria, Small Flowered Penstemon; Penstemon procerus ================================================== Virginia Cowslip, Lungwort Oysterleaf, Wild Bluebells, Roanoke Bells
five petals fused into a tubular shape
pinkish bulb that shifts into a blue-violet color as it ripens into a flower.
Needs insects to fertilize the seeds. Not capable of self-fertilization
The flower is commonly pollinated by butterflies, larger bees don't fit in the trumpet.