Pinxter-flower in bloom.
Rhododendron periclymenoides. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA. 3 May 2014.
Monticello Park, Alexandria City, VA
3 May 2014
Rhododendron periclymenoides is a species of Rhododendron native to riparian and moist habitats, including swamps. It grows as a shrub and is a popular horticulture plant. Like many members of the genus, the plant contains toxins in all parts of the flower. The common name for the plant is pinxter flower. The flowers have showy pink petals and 2 inch long stamens; they do not carry a scen. The leaves of this shrub are bright green...