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.
The Rhododendron macrophyllum (Pacific Rhododendron) is peaking now, with some in full bloom and others dropping petals onto the forest floor.
The native Rhododendrons (Washington's State Flower) are in full bloom now at sea level.
Rhododendron macrophyllum, the Pacific Rhododendron, Coast Rhododendron or Big Leaf Rhododendron, is a broadleaf evergreen rhododendron species native to western North America.