Genus Mertensia
Borage Family (Boraginaceae)

They often grow in lush, dense stands. Many wild animals utilize the plants -- both for food and for bedding.

Mountain Bluebells
Mertensia ciliata

These plants are two or three feet tall, and have drooping blue blossoms which are over an inch long.


Albion Basin
Wasatch Mountains
Salt Lake County, Utah


by Sandra Bray