Taxon  Report   11986    
Rhododendron columbianum  (Piper) Harmaja
Western labrador tea
Rhododendron columbianum
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Rhododendron columbianum
© 2005 Steve Matson
Rhododendron columbianum
© 2006 David McClurg
Rhododendron columbianum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Rhododendron columbianum
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Rhododendron
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Ledum glandulosum
ICPN: Rhododendron ×columbianum
More information about  Rhododendron columbianum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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