Taxon  Report   5456    
Mertensia oblongifolia  (Nutt.) G. Don
Oblongleaf bluebells,  Sagebrush bluebells
Mertensia oblongifolia
© 2013 John Doyen
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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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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Mertensia oblongifolia
© 2007 Mary Winter
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Mertensia bakeri
PLANTS: Mertensia viridis var. cynoglossoides
PLANTS: Mertensia viridis var. cana
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More information about  Mertensia oblongifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).