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Virginia bluebells



Classification:

Family:  Boraginaceae, forget-me-not family
Genus, species:  Mertensia virginica

Leaves:
Leaves are rounded, grayish-green.

Flowers:
Flowers are blue, shaped like bells. Five petals are fused into a tube.

More Information:

Mertensia is named for Franz Karal Mertens (1764-1831), a German botanist.

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