Calflora
Taxon  Report   7089    
Rhododendron occidentale  (Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray
Western azalea
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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Bloom Period

Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Communities: wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Rhododendron occidentale var. occidentale
More information about  Rhododendron occidentale
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (RHOC)


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 14, 2020).