Mertensia paniculata var. paniculata
Family: Boraginaceae
northern bluebells,  more...
[Mertensia palmeri A.Nelson & J.F.Macbr.]
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Derek Anderson  
Etymology: Mertensia: named after German botanist Franz K. Mertens (1764-1831)
Plants: erect, perennial, 12"-40" tall, leafy forb
Leaves: hairy on both sides, alternate, with a winged stalk and long pointed tip
Flowers: blue to pink, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long, funnel-shaped; inflorescence a small, branched cluster (cyme) at the end of the stems on a stalks with flat-lying hairs; blooms June-July
Fruits: nutlet, often wrinkled fruit drawing
Habitat: moist; woods
Conservation Status: Native
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Ray V. Rasmussen  
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Merel R. Black  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Derek Anderson  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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