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Rhododendron maximum

Rhododendron maximum L.

Great Laurel, Wild Rhododendron, Rosebay Rhododendron, White Laurel, Rosebay

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

USDA Symbol: RHMA4



Rhododendron maximum (Great laurel) #39298

Image Information

Photographer: Cressler, Alan
County: McDowell
State: NC
Location Notes: Pisgah National Forest.
Accession date: 2014-07-18
Filename: A_C_IMG0276.JPG
Slide Index: 14591108104_2afc634863_o.jpg
Restrictions: Unrestricted
Collection: Wildflower Center Digital Library
Original Format: Digital
Orientation: Landscape
Shot: Close-up of an inflorescence. Photographer's note: "We had an extraordinary opportunity today to visit the red flowered great laurel. There is quite a history associated with this plant. During the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway in the 1930's a population of red flowered great laurels was located. They got the name 'red max'. Apparently only a single tree survives today. It is a closely guarded secret."
Date Taken: 2014-07-06
NPIN Image Id: 39298

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This image has been verified.
By: JAM
Date: 2014-07-17

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