Korean Azalea   
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Korean Azalea
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Korean Azalea
Botanical name: Rhododendron yedoense    Family: Ericaceae (Blueberry family)

Korean Azalea is common to the open grassy slopes of Korea and Japan. A low to medium shrub, it is usually evergreen but loses its leaves in colder climates. Its habit is very dense and mounding, with ovate to lance-shaped dark green leaves, 1.5-3 inches long. Fragrant, widely funnel-shaped flowers are borne in trusses of 2 to 4 blooms and are rose pink to light to medium purple. Korean Azalea is cultivated in the cooler regions of India, particularly NE India and North Indian hill stations.

Photographed in Imphal, Manipur.
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