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Great Laurel (Rhododendron maximum)
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Other common names: Rhododendron
Family: Ericaceae (Heath)
Height: 5 to 35 ft. (shrub)
Blooms: June to July
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 1.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Samuel Justice Trail
Notes: Yellow-green grid on upper petal.
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.