Short-Style Bluebells

Genus Mertensia
Borage Family (Boraginaceae)





A clump of bluebells


Short-Style Bluebells
(Mertensia brevistyla)


This beautiful little plant blooms on our foothills in early spring. The blossoms are only about a quarter inch across, but their intense blue hue makes them stand out.



Each blossom (as in all Borages) has a corolla of five fused petals.



Close-up of bluebell blossoms





Red Butte Canyon
Wasatch Mountain foothills
Salt Lake County, Utah


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Photographed
by Sandra Bray