Mertensia virginica (Virginia Cowslip; Virginia Bluebells)

Mertensia virginica (Virginia cowslip)

This ethereal, drift-forming woodland plant opens from puckered, lilac-pink buds to pure blue flowers shaped like bells, cowslips or petticoats, depending on your perspective.

The flowers’ tubes suit pollinators with long tongues, such as some bees, hummingbirds and hummingbird moths.

Shared for Cee’s Flower of the Day. 

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