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Mertensia  alpina (Torr.) G.Don   
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FamilyBORAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Mertensia  alpina (Torr.) G.Don 
SynonymsPulmonaria alpina Torr. (basionym)
 Cerinthoides alpina (Torr.) Kuntze
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.South-Central U.S.A.ColoradoIdahoMontanaNew MexicoWyoming
grassland
Altitudesubalpine-alpine
Description stem glabrous, leaves adaxially scabrous, setose, lower leaves elliptic or lanceolate, 15-50mm, petiolate, stem leaves sessile, upwards smaller, flowers in cluster
Size5-25cm
Colorblue
Bloomsummer
Ca-
Typetuft
Cultivationhumous, moist, but in winter drier, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in winter, germ. 1-3 months, 13-16°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyHitchcock, C.L.: Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
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