Taxon: Mertensia virginica (L.) Pers. ex Link

 
Genus: Mertensia
Family: Boraginaceae
  Subfamily: Boraginoideae
Nomen number: 410978
Place of publication: Handbuch 1:580. 1831
Name Verified on: 26-May-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Apr-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • bluebells  (Source: F Canada) - English
  • Roanoke-bells  (Source: Pulmonaria) - English
  • Virginia bluebells  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • Virginia cowslip  (Source: F Canada) - English
  • mertensia de Virginie  (Source: Zander Ency) - French
  • virginisches Blauglöckchen  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed14; Pulmonaria 135, as M. pulmonarioides)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario, - Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, - Michigan, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Maryland, - North Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Bennett, M. Pulmonarias and the Borage family. 2003 (Pulmonaria) 134.
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Jones, G. N. & G. D. Fuller Vascular plants of Illinois. 1955 (F IllJones)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. 1964 (F Carolin)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. 1978-1979 (F Canada)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Mertensia virginica (L.) Pers. ex Link :