Plant A Day – Virginia Bluebells

VIrginia Bluebells Mertensia virginica

VIrginia Bluebells
Mertensia virginica

Virginia Bluebells is one of the showiest flowers of the spring woodland.  They’re more common in southern Indiana, but occasionally planted and thriving in the northern part of the state.

Identification is easy.  Their large grayish-green leaves and tubular flowers are quite distinctive.

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The flower colors span the whole blue-indigo-violet spectrum.

The flower colors span the whole blue-indigo-violet spectrum.

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A whole patch of these in the spring can be spotted a mile away.

A whole patch of these in the spring can be spotted a mile away.

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