One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
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.