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Western Azalea

Rhododendron occidentale


Rhododendron occidentale is a shrub growing to 5 m tall. The leaves are deciduous, 3-9 cm long and 1-3 cm broad. The flowers are 3.5-5 cm diameter, with five lobes on the corolla; color varies from white to pink, often with a yellow blotch.


Azalea State Natural Reserve is a state nature reserve of California, USA, dedicated to the western azalea (Rhododendron occidentale). These pink and white flowers bloom in profusion each April and May.

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Arcata, California, USA

Spotted on Feb 6, 2012
Submitted on Feb 6, 2012

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