[Bluebells and Lungworts: The Genus Mertensia West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Broadleaf Bluebells, Western Bluebells, Western Lungwort

Mertensia platyphylla

Synonyms: Mertensia platyphylla var. subcordata, Mertensia subcordata

Upper stem leaves and inflorescence of Broadleaf Bluebells, Western Bluebells, Western Lungwort: Mertensia platyphylla (Synonyms: Mertensia platyphylla var. subcordata, Mertensia subcordata)

Western bluebells blooming at the picnic area at Saddle Mountain State Park in the northern Oregon Coast Range................May 21, 2009.

Flower of Broadleaf Bluebells, Western Bluebells, Western Lungwort: Mertensia platyphylla (Synonyms: Mertensia platyphylla var. subcordata, Mertensia subcordata)

Close-up of the flower of western bluebells as seen at the picnic area at Saddle Mountain State Park in the northern Oregon Coast Range................May 21, 2009.

Paul Slichter