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Mertensia paniculata (Aiton) G. Don
Tall bluebells, Tall lungwort
USDA Symbol: MEPA
Tall Bluebells is a member of the borage or forget-me-not family (family Boraginaceae). Borages are generally herbs, often covered with bristly hairs.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
, WI Canada: AB
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
BenefitWarning: Can be toxic and in some cases fatal to animals. Humans should generally avoid ingesting plants that are toxic to animals. Honey made from these flowers also may be toxic.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2009-11-23
Research By: TWC Staff