Bluebells: Tree or Smooth Lungwort. Mertensia virginica.

Borage Family. Apr. - May.

A plant 1 - 2 feet high, found in low meadows, along streams. New York and Ontario to Nebraska, and southward.


Pinkish in the bud, afterward violet, trumpet-shaped, 5-lobed, about 1 inch long, borne in loose clusters which are rolled up at the tip and straighten as the flowers expand.


Veiny, toothless, upper leaves seated on stem, lower ones long-stemmed.