rhododendron, Rhododendron ponticum  (Ericales: Ericaceae) - 5169083

rhododendron
Rhododendron ponticum L.

Descriptor: Flower(s)
Description: An alien,invasive,weed species in much of the cooler,damper parts of western UK. Able to tolerate a wide range of situations it can rapidly swamp out all other plants and cause considerable damage to the local ecology. Now known to be a hybrid with R.maximum and R. catawbiense which confers greater cold hardiness. In UK it has also established a mycorrhizal association which compounds the problem.
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Image location: United Kingdom

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Name: Francis Gwyn Jones
Country: United Kingdom

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Image uploaded on Wednesday, February 14, 2007
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