FORECO Daily: August Azalea

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If you had told me we’d find an azalea blooming in the mountains in August, I wouldn’t have believed you. However, we discovered swamp azalea (Rhododendron viscosum) still flowering in the river scour areas in Panthertown Valley. If you look closely, you can see the sticky glands on the flowers’ corolla, but that’s a poor substitute for coming across them yourself and breathing in their sweet fragrance.

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