Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Rhododendron lapponicum (L.) Wahlenb. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Kitty Kohout

Kitty Kohout

Robert H. Read

James R. Sime
Family Ericaceae
Rhododendron lapponicum (L.) Wahlenb.
Lapland azalea, Lapland rhododendron, Lapland rosebay
Rhododendron: from the Greek rhodos, "rose," and dendron, "tree"
lapponicum: Latin name for a bur, rough
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Status: Endangered
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall shrub
Flower: dark pink to purple, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, bell- to funnel-shaped, 5-10 protruding stamens; inflorescence with a few, stalked flowers in an umbel-like cluster at the ends of the stems; blooms June
Leaf:alternate, evergreen, thick, leathery, elliptical, 1/2" long, densely scaled
Habitat: shady; moist sandstone cliffs above rivers

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Azalea lapponica L.
Rhododendron lapponicum (L.) Wahlenb. var. lapponicum

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