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Bluebells (Virginia)

Merensia virginica
Bluebells (Virginia)

Habitat

They bloom in the spring in thick woods and open grassy meadows.

Description

The 1' long, blue flowers are bell-shaped and hang over in groups at the end of a stem. The plant can reach 2’ tall with ovals leaves ending in a point.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Flower Regular with 5 petals forming a bell
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Flower Color: Blue
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Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
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Plant Type: Wildflower (tall - 1-3 feet)
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Leaf Type: Elliptical-shaped and entire (smooth edge)

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