Spring Wildflowers
 

Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica)

Member of the Boraginaceae (Borage) family.  Grows in bottomland, river woods, 1- 2 feet, March - May.  The nodding, trumpet like flowers are pink in bud then open to a blue- violet color.  Leaves are oval, smooth, strongly veined; stems are smooth and succulent.

To learn more about Virginia bluebells, visit its profile at the USDA Plants Database