Rhododendron lapponicum (L.) Wahlenb.
Family: Ericaceae
Lapland azalea, Lapland rhododendron, Lapland rose-bay
[Azalea lapponica L.]
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Etymology: Rhododendron: from the Greek rhodos, "rose," and dendron, "tree"
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall shrub
Leaves: alternate, evergreen, thick, leathery, elliptical, 1/2" long, densely scaled
Flowers: dark pink to purple, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, bell- to funnel-shaped, 5-10 protruding stamens; inflorescence with a few, stalked flowers in an umbel-like cluster at the ends of the stems; blooms June
Fruits: capsule
Habitat: shady; moist sandstone cliffs above rivers
Rhododendron lapponicum image
Robert H. Read  
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James R. Sime  
Rhododendron lapponicum image
Kitty Kohout  
Rhododendron lapponicum image
Kitty Kohout