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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Mertensia lanceolata (Pursh) DC.
Narrowleaf Bluebells, Prairie bluebells
USDA Symbol: MELA3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Narrowleaf Bluebells is a member of the borage or forget-me-not family (family Boraginaceae). Borages are generally herbs, often covered with bristly hairs.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: May , Jun
CO , MT , ND , NE , NM , SD , UT , WY Canada: AB
, SK USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff