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I have seen Red, pink, white, light violet, violet colored Rhododendron. Flowers come on the top of the tree. Trees are not very tall.


In the Himalayan jungles. I have seen Rhododendrons in jungles of Sikkim and Uttarakhand both in India.


The residents of mountain villages say Rhododendron flowers are poisonous except the violet ones. Juices are made of this type of Rhododendron. I have taken drink made of Rhododendron. As per the villagers, cows-goats also die if they eat other types.

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SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Rhododendron flowers are edible. I have had a small bouquet snatched from me at Chail, India by monkeys who enjoyed the flower salad; later I enjoyed a drink made of Rhododendron flowers (red) called Buransh I think. It was being bottled and sold too.

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Uttarakhand, India

Spotted on May 30, 2013
Submitted on Apr 30, 2014

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