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VIRGINIA BLUE BELL
FAMILY - NOT IDENTIFIED


terrahbell
terrahbell
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Herb




General Information

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 BLUE BELL




VIRGINIA BLUE BELL


Comment: VIRGINIA BLUE BELL

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gardengeek
gardengeek
May 21, 2010
That's a great picture to see the delicate insides of the flower. Boraginaceae is an interesting family.

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