Wildflower Wednesday — Virginia Bluebells

Virginia Bluebells


Photo credit, C Gracie.
Virginia bluebells provide an array of changing colors in spring, beginning with the deep purple of their newly emerged leaves, which soon turns to a soft green contrasting nicely with the pink flower buds. As the buds mature, they turn a clear, sky blue just before opening. The color change is caused by changes in the pH of the sap.

Virginia bluebells is a perennial plant that grows well in shade and provides a lovely contrast to the many yellow-flowered species in bloom at this time.

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by Carol Gracie

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