Wild Flowers of Pittsburgh

Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)

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The distinctive arch of the stem marks this as a member of the borage or forget-me-not family. Virginia bluebells bloom in late April and early May in open woodlands and shady moist areas; these grew near the Trillium Trail in Fox Chapel.

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