Page author: David Giblin
Mertensia amoena
beautiful bluebells, sagebrush bluebells

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in central Washington; central Washington to Montana, south to Wyoming and Utah.

Habitat: Seasonally moist slopes and rocky areas in sagebrush desert.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bumblebees, bees


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Accepted Name:
Mertensia amoena A. Nelson
Publication: Bot. Gaz. 30(3): 195. 1900.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Mertensia oblongifolia (Nutt.) G. Don var. amoena (A. Nelson) L.O. Williams [JPM]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Mertensia amoena in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Mertensia amoena checklist entry

OregonFlora: Mertensia amoena information

E-Flora BC: Mertensia amoena atlas page

CalPhotos: Mertensia amoena photos

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