Boraginaceae
Mertensia longiflora

Trumpet Lungwort

Erect, 1–2 succulent stems. Basal leaves usually missing; stem leaves sessile, few, broadly egg-shaped, 1–4 times as long as they are broad, hairless or with few hairs, with obscure side veins. Flowers in tight nodding cluster at top. Flower to 1 in., tubular, with open end spreading. Stems and flowers easily detach from plant when touched. Grows in open places that are spring-wet and summer-dry, often with sagebrush and ponderosa pine, at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--8 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, East-Side Forest, Coastal, Vernal Wet
  • Found In: Wallowas, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes