Rhododendron hirsutum    Hairy Alpenrose

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Rhododendron hirsutum is a limestone loving plants as well as an alpine growing at height of up to 8,500 feet. Found throughout the alps, it is more frequent to the eastern end such as the Dolomites. It can form hybrids with its close relative Rhododendron ferrugineum (Alpenrose) which prefers acid soils.

 

Rhododendron hirstum

Rhododendron hirsutum Hairy Alpenrose

Cimoliana valley, Dolomites, Italy 26th June 2014

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Rhododendron hirsutum Hairy Alpenrose

Cimoliana valley, Dolomites, Italy 26th June 2014

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