Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Catawba Rhododendron, Rhododendron catawbiense
Title Note Curling of leaves caused by cold weather.
Date February 15, 1957
Description Image shows plant leaves and flower buds. The leaves of the plant are curled slightly under. The plant is a native rhododendron, Rhododendron catawbiense, commonly called Catawba rhododendron. The image was taken near Iron Mine Hollow, near milepost 96 in Section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Earl W. Estes, Jr. and Donald H. Robinson on February 15, 1957.
Location Location Name: Iron Mine Hollow (Va.)
Parkway Milepost: 96.3
Latitude: 37.436389
Longitude: -79.741667
Creator Individuals Earl W. Estes, Jr.
Donald H. Robinson
Tags Botetourt County (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway