RHODODENDRON, wild, is a shrub of the heather family (Ericaceae) characterized by large, leathery, generally evergreen leaves and clusters of showy flowers. Three species are native to BC. Pacific rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum) grows to 8 m in height and has thick evergreen leaves up to 20 cm long; its pink to rose-purple flowers are 5 cm long and grow in terminal clusters. Its BC range is restricted to the southern CASCADE MTS and two locations on southern VANCOUVER ISLAND, where it...

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