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Title Twin-leaf, Jeffersonia, diphylla, Berberidanceae
Date April 6, 1950
Description The image shows a blooming twinleaf (Jeffersonia diphylla) plant surrounded by dried leaves and twigs. The plant was found in Roanoke County, Virginia, at Camp Tree Top on a bluff overlooking Roanoke River. 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: "The flowers of this plant last but a day and to the occasional observer it may seem that they do not open into full bloom at all."
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