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Getting close to the Rhododendron, Gallery.

Rhododendron flowers county Kilkenny Nigel Borrington

Rhododendron flowers
county Kilkenny
Nigel Borrington

At this time of year , many parts of the Irish landscape come alive with the purples and pinks of the Rhododendron flower.

These images are just a few closeup shots taken on an evening walk yesterday …..

Rhododendron (from Ancient Greek ῥόδον rhódon “rose” and δένδρον déndron “tree”) is a genus of 1,024 species of woody plants in the heath family (Ericaceae), either evergreen or deciduous, and found mainly in Asia, although it is also widespread throughout the Southern Highlands of the Appalachian Mountains of North America. It is the national flower of Nepal. Most species have showy flowers. Azaleas make up two subgenera of Rhododendron. They are distinguished from “true” rhododendrons by having only five anthers per flower.

More …..

Gallery

Rhododendro full

Rhododendro macro 3

Rhododendro macro 2

Rhododendro macro 1

6 responses

  1. poppytump

    Such purple loveliness Nigel !

    June 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    • Hello Poppy 🙂

      Summer is here for sure, loving it 🙂 🙂

      Thank you , have a great wed 🙂

      June 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm

  2. Your post is so timely! I was looking at rhododendrons the other day and couldn’t remember their name or even what letter it started with. Then poof! the solution appeared right before my eyes. Perils of aging…

    June 10, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    • Hello Alli 🙂 🙂

      Thank you !!!

      Its great to know this helped you, big smiles 🙂 🙂

      June 10, 2015 at 9:54 pm

  3. One colour I truly love.

    June 12, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    • Hello Elen 🙂

      It is great to see them, they add so much color in June 🙂 🙂

      June 15, 2015 at 10:33 am

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