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Title Trout Lily, Erythronium, americanum, Liliaceae
Date March 11, 1950
Description The image shows a blooming trout lily (Erythronium americanum) surrounded by rocks, dried leaves, and twigs. The plant was found at Hanging Rock, in Roanoke County, Virginia, along a branch in the woods to the right of the railroad. The photograph was taken by Myrl Brooks on March 11, 1950. Photographer's remarks on photocard: One of our earliest spring flowers often surviving freezing temperatures and appearing somewhat foolish pushing its frozen petals above a late snow.
Location Location Name: Hanging Rock
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 37.3281897
Longitude: -80.0400411
Creator Individual Myrl Brooks
Tags Flora
Roanoke County (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway