North central Arizona
Woodland, canyon sides
Ovate, light green, alternate, 2 to 3 inches long, with smooth edges
Mertensia macdougalii produces attractive clusters of pendent, tubular flowers, white or pale pink at the base and blue at the tips (pink or purple when in bud). A long white stamen projects well beyond the petal tips. The light greyish-green leaves are smooth and ovate, with one prominent axial vein and somewhat irregular side veins. Stems are light green or reddish in color, and not very rigid, so when in full bloom the flowers tend to hang down towards the ground.