Many plants in banks of Azalea Creek.
In bloom in sunny spots along the creek
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Found outside of lecture halls on Evergreen State College campus. Also called Western Rhododendron, Rhododendron occidentale is marked by deciduous egg shaped leaves and vibrant colored flowers in spring. Plant about a meter tall.
Memorial Park BioBlitz September 2014
Rhododendron occidentale, the Western Azalea, is one of two deciduous Rhododendron species native to western North America (the other is Rhododendron albiflorum). The Western Azalea is known to occur as far north as Lincoln and Douglas Counties in Oregon and as far south as the mountains of San Diego county. Typically found in the coastal ranges of western North America, it also grows in the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, but is not known east...