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Virginia Bluebells

Mertensia virginica


This 2-foot Virginia Bluebell has beautiful light blue-purple tube-shaped flowers and gray-green leaves and stems. There we a few surrounding plants that had pink flower buds that had yet to bloom. Fun Fact: Although the flowers are typically blue, white or pink flowers occur on rare occasions. Domain: Eukarya Kingdom: Plantae Subkingdom: Viridiplantae Infrakingdom: Streptophyta – land plants Superdivision: Embryophyta Division: Tracheophyta – vascular plants, tracheophytes Subdivision: Spermatophytina – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames Class: Magnoliopsida Superorder: Asteranae Order: Boraginales Family: Boraginaceae – borage, bourraches Genus: Mertensia Roth – bluebells Species: Mertensia virginica


Located along a semi-shaded portion of a trail at Warner Park in Nashville, TN, lives a small patch of vibrant Virginia bluebells swaying in the breeze. The bluebells cover the ground surrounding other large trees and what appears to be wood nettle.

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alexandrathayden 11 months ago

Thank you, Maplemoth!

maplemoth662 a year ago

A very pretty flower....a very pretty, flower photo....

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 36.06, Long: -86.91

Spotted on Apr 7, 2018
Submitted on Apr 13, 2018

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