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Oysterleaf (Mertensia maritima)

  • Oysterleaf (Mertensia Maritima) https://www.sagebud.com/oysterleaf-mertensia-maritima
    Credit: Carl Axel Magnus Lindman (1856-1928) | ęBilder ur Nordens F... | License: PD Old PD-Art (PD-old)
  • Oysterleaf (Mertensia Maritima) https://www.sagebud.com/oysterleaf-mertensia-maritima
    Credit: Carl Axel Magnus Lindman (1856-1928) | ęBilder ur Nordens F... | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Oysterleaf (Mertensia Maritima) https://www.sagebud.com/oysterleaf-mertensia-maritima
    Credit: Carl Axel Magnus Lindman (1856-1928) | ęBilder ur Nordens F... | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Oysterleaf (Mertensia Maritima) https://www.sagebud.com/oysterleaf-mertensia-maritima
    Credit: Carl Axel Magnus Lindman (1856-1928) | ęBilder ur Nordens F... | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Oysterleaf (Mertensia Maritima) https://www.sagebud.com/oysterleaf-mertensia-maritima
    Credit: Carl Axel Magnus Lindman (1856-1928) | ęBilder ur Nordens F... | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Oysterleaf (Mertensia Maritima) https://www.sagebud.com/oysterleaf-mertensia-maritima
    Credit: Christian Bickel | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.0-DE
  • Oysterleaf (Mertensia Maritima) https://www.sagebud.com/oysterleaf-mertensia-maritima
    Credit: Christian Bickel | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.0-DE
  • Oysterleaf (Mertensia Maritima) https://www.sagebud.com/oysterleaf-mertensia-maritima
    Credit: Kim Hansen | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Oysterleaf (Mertensia Maritima) https://www.sagebud.com/oysterleaf-mertensia-maritima
    Credit: Kim Hansen | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Oysterleaf (Mertensia Maritima) https://www.sagebud.com/oysterleaf-mertensia-maritima
    Credit: John Riley | Windfield Photographic Collection, POB 340 Stn. B London Ontario Canada N6A 4W1 | License: PD
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Mertensia Maritima, or more commonly know as Oysterleaf, 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 Maritima or Oysterleaf's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Mertensia
  • Family: Boraginaceae
  • Order: Lamiales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N) GL (N) SPM (N)
  • State T/E Status: MA (E) NH (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: MA (oysterleaf) NH (oyster plant)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) A(FAC)





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