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Mertensia virginicaMertensia virginica

Virginia bluebells

Photograph(s) by*: RHW


Height: 1-2.5'
Flowers: Mar.-Jun.; pink turning blue
Fruit: Mar.-May; ; nut/nut-like

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4.5-8
Soil type: Clay Loamy Organic


rich wooded slopes, forest floodplains

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD VA WV PA




dormant in summer; flower color blue, pink, or white according to soil acidity

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004