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Alpenrose

Rhododendron ferrugineum

Description:

This shrub grows about one meter tall and has persistent, woody branches. The leaves are evergreen; the bottom of the leaves is covered with rusty-colored scale glands. The funnel- to bell-shaped flowers sit in an umbellate raceme. The calyx is five-jagged.

Habitat:

This plant thrives in thin mountain forests and on lime-deficient short grass meadows at altitudes of 1,500 to 2,800 meters.

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Freya
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Freya

Berchtesgaden, Bayern, Germany

Spotted on Jul 27, 2012
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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