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An introduced species common in hedgerows and woodland and a major cause of environmental concern.



Common Name Rhododendron
Scientific Name Rhododendron ponticum
Species Group Garden Escapes
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Heather family - Ericaceae
Status Locally abundant
Flower Colour Group Purple
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
Preferred Environment
Look for Large flower heads of multiple purple flowers and dark green leaves
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Garden Escapes