Image Number: 5169083

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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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Field

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Image location:
United Kingdom

Subject

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Dilleniidae
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
Subject: Rhododendron ponticum L.
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Image uploaded:
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Image last updated:
Thursday, February 15, 2007