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Flower of the Day: Azalea

Submitted by on May 4, 2013 – 8:12 amNo Comment

azaleas_georgia_2013Still a bit blowsy from overnight rains, this shocking pink azalea holds its own among the plantings at the Byron Herbert Reece Farm & Heritage Center in Blairsville, Georgia.

According to Wikipedia, azaleas are flowering shrubs comprising two of the eight subgenera of the genus Rhododendron: the Tsutsuji (evergreen) and Pentanthera (deciduous).

Azaleas bloom in spring in the Northern hemisphere, and are a frequently used ornamental planting, especially in the American Southeast.

(Photo ©2013 by Susan McKee)

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