Mertensia paniculata, or the Tall Bluebells, is a dwarf shrub that can be found in boreal forests across North America.
These beautiful blooms can tower up to three feet high and are best seen in late spring or early summer. The striking blue flowers are bell-shaped and hang in clusters from the branches of the shrub.
The Tall Bluebells are an important part of the boreal forest ecosystem, providing food for bees and other pollinators. They also help to stabilize the soil and provide cover for wildlife. In addition, their delicate beauty makes them a popular attraction for hikers and nature lovers.
So if you're looking for a beautiful and unforgettable sight, be sure to check out the Tall Bluebells in the wild!
It grows up to 20-75 cm tall.
Flowers are branched on one side, forming a spiral-shaped inflorescence, otherwise known as a scorpioid cyme.
The dried leaves are used in herbal tea mixtures to help clear the lungs.
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