Taxon  Report   5456 
Mertensia oblongifolia  (Nutt.) G. Don
Oblongleaf bluebells,  Sagebrush bluebells
Mertensia oblongifolia
© 2007 Mary Winter
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Mertensia oblongifolia
© 2002 Larry Blakely
Mertensia oblongifolia
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Mertensia oblongifolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Mertensia oblongifolia
© 2013 John Doyen
Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Mertensia bakeri var. osterhoutii
PLANTS: Mertensia viridis var. parvifolia
PLANTS: Mertensia viridis var. cynoglossoides
PLANTS: Mertensia viridis var. cana
PLANTS: Mertensia viridis var. caelestina
PLANTS: Mertensia toiyabensis
PLANTS: Mertensia perplexa
PLANTS: Mertensia paniculata var. nivalis
PLANTS: Mertensia oreophila
PLANTS: Mertensia lanceolata var. viridis
PLANTS: Mertensia lanceolata var. pubens
PLANTS: Mertensia lanceolata var. nivalis
PLANTS: Mertensia lanceolata var. fendleri
PLANTS: Mertensia fusiformis
PLANTS: Mertensia bakeri
PLANTS: Mertensia viridis
More information about  Mertensia oblongifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 19, 2018).

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