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Sun: Partial to shade

Moisture: Medium to medium-wet

Height: 3'

Bloom Time: April, May

Bloom Color: Soft blue

Genotype: Winona, MN (shares a Level II ecosystem, Mixed Woods Plains, with Southeastern Michigan).


This exquisite spring woodland ephemeral blooms in late April and provides spring resources to long-tongued bees including bumblebees, mason bees, digger bees (Anthophorini), and honeybees. 

Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells)