More than weeds at tim’s weed patch…

The Virginia ‘Bluebells”-Mertensia virginica-dot the woodland forests,flood plains,and moist soils from March thru April growing  .3m-.6m(1-2ft) tall.They have clusters of blue to lavender trumpet shaped flowers that stand out in the prairie.Virginia bluebells are native to N.A. with 23 species in it’s genus.This spring beauty is a favorite to bees,butterflies,and deer.When bunched together they provide protection to wildlife. Also this beautiful plant can be cultivated in your garden!

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pic by td-thanks to illinoiswildflowers.info for help-thanks for stopping by today!

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