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Mertensia longiflora (Small bluebells)
Glase, Terry

Mertensia longiflora

Mertensia longiflora Greene

Small Bluebells, Long Bluebells, Trumpet Lungwort, Long-flowered Lungwort, Long-flowered Bluebells, Trumpet Bluebells

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)


USDA Symbol: melo4

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , WA
Canada: AB , BC
Native Habitat: Open to lightly shaded places amongst sagebrush or beneath ponderosa pine from the foothills to middle elevations in the mountains below 1700 meters. (Webref 14).

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 14 - Flora Northwest: Wildflowers to be Seen in Oregon & Washington (2013) Biology Dept - Gresham High School
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-24
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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