TOMPKINS COUNTY FLORA
Mertensia virginica(L.) Pers. ex Link
Mitchell NYNYFA TCUSDA NY
accepted accepted accepted
Bluebells, Virginia Bluebells

Boraginaceae

CAYUGA FLORA (1926) NOTES: Rich alluvial stream-banks ; scarce, but often abundant where it occurs. Apr. 25- May 15. Near mouth of Enfield Creek (D.!) ; valley s. of Buttermilk Falls (O.L. Taylor, D.!) ; Neguaena Cr., near the Fleming S.H. (D.) ; Negundo Woods (D.!) ; below Ellis Hollow Swamp (D.!); e. of Freeville, by Fall Creek (Verne Morton); Taughannock Gorge. N. Y., Out., and Minn., southw. to Ga., Ohio, and Kans. ; rare or absent on the Coastal Plain.


BH SPECIMENS FOR Mertensia virginica (this list may be incomplete)
 Ithaca, near Ellis Hollow, 27 May 1919, Bailey (BH 31570);
 Ithaca, Cornell University Campus, near Willard Straight, Rock Garden, perennial to 2 feet, flowers blue to purple, 30 Apr 1942, Clausen 592 (BH 76198);
 Town of Dryden, 107 Neimi Road, Five Wells Botanical Garden, foot of west rock garden and woodland garden, grows in both sun and shade, 27 Apr 1981, Dilger WCD682 (BH 112917);
  Freeville, near Fall Creek Bridge, 22 May 1914, anonymous (BH 13450);
 Ithaca, Enfield Gorge, 18 May 1919, Bailey (BH 13442);
 Ithaca, Enfield Gorge, 18 May 1919, Bailey (BH 13441);
 Ithaca, Enfield Gorge, 18 May 1919, Bailey (BH 13462);
 Ithaca, Six Mile Creek, 12 May 1892, Burnett (BH 13448);
 Ulysses, Taughannock, 21 May 1905, Burnham (BH 13511);
 Ithaca, Buttermilk Ravine, valley south of ravine, 6 May 1905, Burnham (BH 13446);
 Ellis Hollow, Cascadilla Creek, along creek, 26 May 1934, Clausen 1174 (BH 13461);
 Ellis Hollow, 29 May 1932, Clausen 829 (BH 13460);
 Ithaca, Enfield Creek, in alluvium, along stream below gorge, 10 May 1914, Davis 3058 (BH 13449);
 Dryden, west of Ellis Hollow, 4 miles east of Ithaca, along Cascadilla Creek, alluvial soil in thin woods, perennial, stems succulent, corolla pink in bud, becoming blue, 8 May 1948, Dress 160 (BH 13444);
 Ellis Hollow, near Cascadilla Creek, 8 May 1886, Dudley (BH 13451);
 Ithaca, Negundo Woods, May 1873, Dudley (BH 31331);
 Ithaca, Route 13, Lower Treman State Park, ca.1987, Johnson (BH 17571);
 south of Ithaca, Negundo Woods, 28 May 1879, Kilborne (BH 13509);
 Ellis Hollow Swamp, 5 May 1941, Palmatier (BH 13443);
 Dryden, Ellis Hollow, rich woods, 27 May 1919, Randolph (BH 13459);
 Ithaca, northwest of Buttermilk, along Inlet Creek, in rich sandy soil, 8 May 1914, Rodman & Metcalf 3057 (BH 13510);
 Ithaca, Negundo Woods, 10 May 1893, Wiegand (BH 13507);
 Ulysses, Taughannock, 21 May 1904, Wiegand (BH 13508);
 Dryden, Ellis Hollow, along Cascadilla Creek, alluvial soil along creek, 25 Apr 1915, Wiegand 4865 (BH 13512);
 Dryden, Ellis Hollow, shaded alluvial spot, 25 May 1917, Wiegand & Bechtel 8678 (BH 13447);

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