Sunday, July 14, 2013

Blue Bells

The blue bell is a plant that is native to western Europe, particularly the British Isles. It has spread to North America where it is now found in the northwest and northeastern United States. I photographed this flower in Yellowstone where it was one of the few species of wild flowers that was already in bloom at the end of May.

5 comments:

Arija said...

Hi, what you have featured is a native American plant, commonly called a bluebell in America. It is actually a Mertensia and a relative of the Forget-me-not. What is, by the English speaking world, called an English Bluebell is Hyacinthoides hispanics , originating in Spain. Plants have such a great variety of common names in different parts of the world that it is always good to check the botanical names for origins and families.

maryaustria said...

Beautiful! Lovely flower!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Lovely close up of this blue plant. Margaret

Norma Ruttan said...

such a lovely flower, whatever its origin!

Hannah said...

Lovely soft blue colors in the flowers. I am trying to grow these but the plant has not flowered yet, hopefully next spring. I love flowers in the Borage family.