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Alpine Bluebells

Mertensia alpinus


A perennial herb in the Borage family, to 15 cm high. Stems are grooved, slightly curved, and hairy; leaves are lance-shaped, to 3.5 cm long, ascending the stalk. Flowers are blue, to 1`.25 cm long, tubular, buds pinkish, borne in axillary clusters.


Alpine in moist areas


Reference: Ells, James. Rocky Mountain Flora. 2nd. ed. Colorado Mountain Club Press. c. 2011

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Lee C.
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Lee C.

Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jul 4, 2006
Submitted on Sep 4, 2014

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