Prairie Bluebells (Mertensia lanceolata)

Prairie Bluebells (Mertensia Lanceolata)
Credit: Jim Pisarowicz | | License: PD US NPS

Mertensia Lanceolata, or more commonly know as Prairie 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 Lanceolata or Prairie Bluebells's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Mertensia
  • Family: Boraginaceae
  • Order: Lamiales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)

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