The old Pulmonaria (mertensia virginica) is one of the loveliest spring flowers ever introduced.
I have found primroses, phlox, and mertensia on the summit of Long's Peak.
The newer and more easily grown mertensia sibirica is a lovely plant, taller and flowering longer.
After flowering, the forsythia hides the disrobing mertensia with its heavy sheet of foliage.
There are a good many kinds of mertensia, natives of the northern hemisphere.
About the middle of the month the Virginian Cowslip (mertensia virginica) begins to turn yellow before dying down.