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Ozarks Spring Wildflowers: Virginia Bluebells

Virginia Bluebells, Mertensia virginicaVirginia Bluebells, also known as Mertensia virginica are a spring ephemeral. That means the plant grows in the spring but doesn’t last through the summer. The foliage will die back by midsummer and the plant will go dormant. This strategy is common in spring plants and serves to protect them from the harsh dry conditions of late summer on the forest floor.

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