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Title Virginia Blue Bells, Mertensia, virginica, Boraginaceae
Date April 6, 1950
Description The image shows the flowers and leaves of Mertensia virginica, commonly known as Virginia blue bells. The plant was located in Roanoke County, Virginia, on a river bank at Camp Tree Top. The photograph was taken by Myrl Brooks on April 6, 1950. Marked by the National Park Service as being from milepost 125 in section 1N of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photographer's remarks on photocard: "Its former abundance is being greatly reduced by so called, "flower lovers""
Location Location Name: Milepost 125
Parkway Milepost: 125.0
Latitude: 37.197018
Longitude: -80.009345
Creator Individual Myrl Brooks
Tags Flora
Roanoke County (Va.)
Roanoke River (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway