Mertensia virginica


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Noun1.Mertensia virginica - smooth erect herb of eastern North America having entire leaves and showy blue flowers that are pink in budMertensia virginica - smooth erect herb of eastern North America having entire leaves and showy blue flowers that are pink in bud
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Mertensia, Mertensia - a genus of herbs belonging to the family Boraginaceae that grow in temperate regions and have blue or purple flowers shaped like funnels
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Virginia bluebell or Virginia cowslip (Mertensia virginica)
One of Smarr's favorites is the Virginia Bluebell (Mertensia virginica), which is bright green and blue with pink hues.
My favorite ephemeral is Mertensia virginica, or Virginia bluebells.