May 7, 2013

Wild Azalea Blossoms

Rhododendron canescens
Some people call this a honeysuckle, but don't be misled: this is not an edible plant! The wild azalea is a rhododendron and the parts are poisonous.

I saw this particular plant in George Washington National Forest, but is is a common native plant in Virginia. We had them in our yard when I was growing up.

6 comments:

  1. What a lovely shape this beautiful flower is.

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  2. I don't think our wild azaleas are in blossom yet. Not sure since I don't live in the country any longer.

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  3. Great shot! It's so pretty!

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  4. Wonderful work.
    I like the mix of photography. hug

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