The beautiful, showy, blue-purple bells of the Virginia Cowslip delight the eyes of those who are fortunate enough to stroll along the brooks of some low meadow during the spring when this plant is in flower. The smooth, stout, pale green stalk is either single or branching and grows one or two feet high. The large, veiny, pointed oblong or oval leaves are dark green and toothless, and they alternate upon the stalk. The upper ones are seated upon the stalk, and the lower ones are narrowed into long stems. The pretty flve-lobed, spreading, trumpet-shaped flowers are an inch long, and are gathered in a loose terminal cluster, from which they spread or hang. They are pinkish in bud, becoming purplish when in blossom, and finally bluish as they fade. This handsome perennial is a lover of moist, wet situations, and often grows in great masses. It blooms from March to May, from New York and South Carolina to Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota and Ontario.