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 WCD (BH );
  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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