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Mertensia lanceolata (Prairie bluebells)
Cressler, Alan

Mertensia lanceolata

Mertensia lanceolata (Pursh) DC.

Prairie Bluebells, Narrowleaf Bluebells

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)


USDA Symbol: MELA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Narrowleaf Bluebells is a member of the borage or forget-me-not family (family Boraginaceae). Borages are generally herbs, often covered with bristly hairs.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: CO , MT , ND , NE , NM , SD , UT , WY
Canada: AB , SK

Additional resources

USDA: Find Mertensia lanceolata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mertensia lanceolata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mertensia lanceolata


Record Modified: 2015-04-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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