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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Mertensia paniculata (Ait.) G. Don
Tall bluebells, Tall lungwort
USDA Symbol: mepa
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AK , AZ , IA , ID , MI , MN , MT , OR , WA , WI Canada: AB
, SK USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N)
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
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Record Modified: 2009-11-23
Research By: TWC Staff