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Virginia Bluebells
Boraginaceae
Mertensia virginica


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Flower Petal # 1
Main Color    
Color 2    

Boraginaceae Family

Mertensia Genus

Location

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.




Virginia Bluebells, Mertensia virginica - YouTube.com

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Boraginaceae
Borage Family
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Could also be: Mertensia longfloria,
Small Flowered Penstemon; Penstemon procerus
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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.

The flowers die well before June.


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Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: (unplaced)
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Mertensia
Species: M. virginica





Virginia Cowslip, Lungwort Oysterleaf, WIld Bluebells - Flower
Virginia Cowslip, Lungwort Oysterleaf, WIld Bluebells - Flower - April 29, 2009



Virginia Cowslip, Lungwort Oysterleaf, WIld Bluebells - Flower
Virginia Cowslip, Lungwort Oysterleaf, WIld Bluebells - Flower - April 29, 2009



Virginia Cowslip, Lungwort Oysterleaf, WIld Bluebells - Flower
Virginia Cowslip, Lungwort Oysterleaf, WIld Bluebells - Flower - April 29, 2009



Virginia Cowslip, Lungwort Oysterleaf, WIld Bluebells - Flower
Virginia Cowslip, Lungwort Oysterleaf, WIld Bluebells - Flower - April 29, 2009

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