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Mertensia oblongifolia  (Nutt.) G. Don  var. nevadensis  (A. Nelson) L. O. Williams
Sagebrush bluebells,   Sierra bluebells
Mertensia oblongifolia var. nevadensis is a perennial herb that is native to California.
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Parent: Mertensia oblongifolia
Genus: Mertensia
Family: Boraginaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Information about  Mertensia oblongifolia var. nevadensis from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[calscape.org] Description: Sierra Bluebells (Mertensia oblongifolia var. nevadensis) is a native perennial herb that grows in central and northern California. It tends to grow in open slopes and spring-moist meadows, at elevations from 3300-9800 feet. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/22/2024).