Brief Description: One to two feet in height; glabrous. Leaves are elliptic to obovate, 2-6 inches wide. Corolla tube is blue and longer than the limb, 0.75-1 inch. Bell-shaped flowers are hanging and arranged in cymes; in bud stage and after pollination the flowers are pink.

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Blooms in April and May.

Propagation: Take the nutlets, when brown, from the stem. Seal in a container and store in a refrigerator if necessary. For best results, sow immediately in a shaded outdoor bed, and keep the bed evenly moist; look for seedlings the following spring.


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Geographic Range: From New York to Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, and east Kansas, south to Alabama and Missouri.

Habitat: Rich moist or wet woods with light shade.