Taxon  Report   7089    
Rhododendron occidentale  (Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray
Western azalea
Rhododendron occidentale
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Rhododendron occidentale
© 2015 David popp
Rhododendron occidentale
© 2017 Adam Chasey
Rhododendron occidentale, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Rhododendron occidentale
© 2018 Molly Nilsson
Communities: wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).