Mertensia virginica (L.) Pers.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Mertensia virginica (L.) Pers.

  • Description

    Species Description - Erect or ascending, 3–7 dm, glabrous throughout; cauline lvs elliptic to obovate or oblanceolate, 5–15 cm, rounded or obtuse at the apex, the lower long- tapering at base, the upper less so and the uppermost often rounded and sessile at base; sep ovate- oblong, blunt, 2.5–3.5 mm; cor 18–25 mm, the tube longer than the limb; anthers elliptic, 2 mm; 2n=24. Moist or wet woods; N.Y. to Mich., Wis., Io., and e. Kans., s. to Ala. and Mo. Apr., May.

  • Common Names

    eastern bluebell