Franciscan Bluebells (Mertensia franciscana)

Franciscan Bluebells (Mertensia Franciscana)
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Mertensia Franciscana, or more commonly know as Franciscan Bluebells, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Mertensia. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Mertensia Franciscana or Franciscan Bluebells's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Mertensia
  • Family: Boraginaceae
  • Order: Lamiales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 7(FACW) 8(OBL)

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