Rhododendron macrophyllum, state flower of Washington.
Elevation 1000 meters (3000 feet)
Mount Townsend ( Trail 839)
Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District
There were hundreds of Rhododendron macrophyllum (Pacific Rhododendron) in full bloom, or still budding.
Rhododendron macrophyllum, the Pacific Rhododendron, Coast Rhododendron or Big Leaf Rhododendron, is a broadleaf evergreen rhododendron species native to western North America.