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Mertensia  brevistyla S.Watson   
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FamilyBORAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Mertensia  brevistyla S.Watson 
SynonymsMertensia alpina var. brevistyla (S.Watson) M.E.Jones
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.ColoradoIdahoNevadaUtahWyoming
grassland
Altitudemontane-subalpine
Description stem glabrous, leaves rigid, adaxially strigose, oblong or lower leaves lanceolate, flowers in raceme, calyx lobes lanceolate, hirsute, corolla 7-8mm long
Size10-30cm
Colorblue
Bloomspring, early summer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in winter, germ. 1-3 months, 13-16°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyCronquist, A. et al. (1972-2005) Intermountain Flora
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
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