Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rhododendron mariesii is flowering now in China Valley

The seeds that this plant was grown from were collected in 1994 in the Wudang Shan mountains in Hubei. I only know what I see and what's in the Flora of China. To wit, it's a smallish (to 3 M) deciduous rhododendron. I noticed it because I was weeding the middle of Bed 3 in China Valley and the sun just lit it up. That made for a wonderful experience but not so good photographs.

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