52 Pick up: Week 30 Flowers

Week 30: Flowers


Flowers is such a beautiful topic.  It is still winter in New Zealand and I am going to put some flowers on from last spring!


Species of the genus Rhododendron occur throughout most areas of the Northern Hemisphere and into the Southern Hemisphere in southeasternAsia and northern Australasia. No species are native to South America and Africa.[9]

The highest species diversity is found in the Himalayas from UttarakhandNepal and Sikkim to Yunnan and Sichuan, with other significant areas of diversity in the mountains of KoreaJapan and Taiwan.

Tropical rhododendron species range from southeast Asia to northern Australia, with 55 known species in Borneo and 164 in New Guinea. Interestingly, the species in New Guinea are native to subalpine moist grasslands at around 3000 metres above sea level in the Central Highlands.[10] Relatively fewer species occur in North America and Europe

Rhododendron (from Ancient Greek ῥόδον rhódon “rose” and δένδρον déndron “tree”)[2][3] is a genus of over 1000 species of woody plants in the heath family, either evergreen or deciduous. Most species have showy flowers.

Azaleas make up two subgenera of Rhododendron. The flowers of some hydrangeas can appear similar to those of some rhododendrons, but Hydrangea is in a different order.

The rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhododendron


16 comments on “52 Pick up: Week 30 Flowers

  1. Where I used to live ‘The New Forest’ there is a road that cuts through the Forest, and it is fully lined with Rhododendron Trees/plants. Every year when in bloom it is the most amazing place to see. It is also very under-rated. The locals called ‘Rhododendron Drive’ http://www.thenewforest.co.uk/

    • There is a road called Rhododendron Drive in the New Forest near where I used to live. In the Summer it was a most amazing place to see. Very under-rated. But very beautiful, mostly pinks and lilacs. It has worked this time…. sorry. 😉

      • They are so beautiful when full in bloom. These are all growing in private gardens. The colors are also as you are saying amazing.There are different reds, pinks, white with a little red or pink, lilacs and even yellow.

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