"M" Circle

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Coordinates: 38°59′15″N 76°56′24″W / 38.9876°N 76.9400°W / 38.9876; -76.9400

University of Maryland, College Park campus
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"M" Circle

"M" Circle is a commemorative traffic circle on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. Created in 1976 to celebrate the American Bicentennial, the circle is noted for the large floral "M" that sits in its center.[1] The flowers that make up the “M” are replaced twice annually. Around 1,200 tulip bulbs are planted in the fall and after blooming, are then replaced with around 3,500 marigolds or vodka begonias in the spring.[1][2]

The "M" Circle in the spring with marigold flowers.

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