The first Rhododendron macrophyllum( Pacific Rhododendron) in bloom this year! I guess it's just been so warm the past few days.
Near each other in the redwood understory some plants were ready to flower, others were just budding out new leafs.
Lucky to find a very late bloomer!
Rhododendron macrophyllum, the Pacific Rhododendron, Coast Rhododendron or Big Leaf Rhododendron, is a broadleaf evergreen rhododendron species native to western North America.