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Title Moccasin-orchid, Cypripedium scaule, Orchidaceae
Date May 11, 1950
Description The image shows a blooming moccasin orchid (Cypripedium scaule) with twigs and dry leaves on the ground around it. The plant was found in Roanoke, Virginia, in the woods southeast of Lafelles Pool at Hanging Rock. The photograph was taken by Myrl Brooks on May 11, 1950. Photographer's remarks on photocard: "Like all other representatives of the orchis family in the region it should not be disturbed for any reason."
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