Home
A JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network
Bringing People Together & Sharing Knowledge in the Northern Rockies

Mertensia paniculata (tall bluebells)

Author(s): Sonja L. Reeves
Year Published: 2007
Description:

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Mertensia paniculata (tall bluebells) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and general management. This species review can be used for fire management, restoration planning, NEPA documents, and postfire rehabilitation planning. It may also be helpful in wildlife and habitat management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Reeves, Sonja 2007. Mertensia paniculata (tall bluebells). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/merpan/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10821
FEIS Number: 895
Record updated: Jan 23, 2018