Mertensia virginica (Linnaeus) Persoon ex Link. Phen: Mar-May. Hab: Nutrient-rich, moist, alluvial soils of floodplain forests and thickets, also on rich slopes or bluffs over calcareous rocks. Dist: NY west to WI, and IA, south to n. NC, nw. GA, AL, and n. AR.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Pringle (2004) discusses the nomenclatural reasons for retaining the name M. virginica.
Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WV, Al-Shehbaz (1991); = Mertensia pulmonarioides Roth