Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 6-12 inches
Bloom Time: March-May
Clusters of blue bell-shaped flowers are nodding. Large leaves are very smooth and, as a spring ephemeral, die back soon after flowering, making way for other natives. Deer Resistant.
Distribution Map Notes: Localized and abundant in the Piedmont and Mountains, primarily at low elevations.