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

 
Genus: Mertensia
Family: Boraginaceae
Subfamily: Cynoglossoideae
Tribe: Asperugeae
Nomen number: 410978
Place of publication: Handbuch 1:580. 1831
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 26-May-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Apr-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Quebec, Ontario]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina (n.-c.), Tennessee (http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/database/vascular-database.asp?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Boraginaceae&GenusID=Mertensia&SpeciesID=virginica), Virginia]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Bennett, M. Pulmonarias and the Borage family. 2003 (Pulmonaria) 134.
  3. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  5. Jones, G. N. & G. D. Fuller Vascular plants of Illinois. (F IllJones)
  6. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  7. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  8. Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. (F Carolin)
  9. Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)

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

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=410978. Accessed 12 November 2018.