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Evergreen broadleaves shrub in the Ericaceae family with bright pink flowers and pleasant smell.
Found them in patches high up the mountains (over 1500 m I estimated)
The southern and south-eastern exposed slopes were richer in flowering patches. It just started to flower so the landscape was not that spectacular yet. It is a protected species in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, these ones here were in a natural reserve. They are also used in making jams and syrups.