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Title Flame Azalea
Date June 21, 1935
Description Photograph of a flame azalea plant near station 175 and mile post 252 in section 2D of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary The flame azalea, or rhododendron calendulaceum, blooms from May to June. Color ranges from yellow to red, but the flower is predominately orange. It is a widely used garden plant that likes acidic soils.
Location Location Name: Milepost 252
Parkway Milepost: 252.0
Latitude: 36.370313
Longitude: -81.29659
Creator Individual L.M.H.
Tags Ashe County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway