Definition of Virginia bluebell in English:

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Virginia bluebell


A North American woodland plant of the borage family, bearing nodding, trumpet-shaped blue flowers. Also called Virginia cowslip.
  • Mertensia virginica, family Boraginaceae.
Example sentences
  • You can fill in between the plants with daffodils, Virginia bluebells, or annuals.
  • As the foliage of Virginia bluebells goes dormant in summer it will be covered by the hosta or fern leaves.
  • You may even have the earliest-blooming flowers such as the Virginia bluebell bloom before the shrubs are in leaf.

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Syllabification: Vir·gin·ia blue·bell

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