Identification: Shrub with Somewhat Wrinkly Leaves and Large 5-Petal Flowers that Open Downards

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  1. jason9v

    jason9v Active Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    Do you know what this plant is? It is roughly human height, has somewhat wrinkly leaves, and nicely sized flowers that are white, have 5 petals, and point downlards.

    Location : Pacific Ranges
    Elevation : 1100 m
    Season : Late July

    Jason

    Plant 8 - 1 Overview.jpg Plant 8 - 2 Flower Detail.jpg Plant 8 - 3 Leaf Detail.jpg
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Rhododendron albiflorum, the most common montane shrub in the lower 2/3rds of BC.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Characteristic of moist situations in the mountains, hard to cultivate in the lowlands. Native garden at UBCBG used to have at least one small specimen, don't know if it has persisted.
     
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