Taxon  Report   7089 
Rhododendron occidentale  (Torrey & A. Gray) A. Gray
Western azalea
Rhododendron occidentale
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
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Rhododendron occidentale
© 2011 Jean Pawek
Rhododendron occidentale
© 2011 Steven Thorsted
Rhododendron occidentale, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Rhododendron occidentale
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Habitat: streambanks
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Rhododendron occidentale
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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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: Mar 21, 2018).

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