Virginia Bluebells
Virginia Bluebells

Virginia Bluebells
(Mertensia virginia)
Virginia Bluebell or Virginia Cowslip is a member of the Forget-Me-Not or Borage Family (Boraginaceae). These plants grow to be between 8 and 24 inches tall and bloom from March to June in moist woods and especially on flood plains.

The flower is 1 inch long, pale blue and trumpet shaped. The grow in round clusters at the top of the plant's erect stem. One unique characteristic is the color change from bud to blossom. The buds are pink and the open blooms are pale blue.

Blue bells grow from Southern Ontario and Western New York south to Northern north Carolina and west to Eastern kansas.

The Blue Bell is a lovely showy flower, and really spectacular when it grows in a large group and blooms at the same time.

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