Friday, April 28, 2006



A couple of pics of azaleas I took yesterday while walking to work. Ahh, the latest signs of springtime. Actually they were the latest sign of springtime yesterday, but today's sign of spring is somewhat less welcome: the year's first bit of hay fever. Aargh!


If I just posted pretty pictures without at least trying for some sort of wider relevance, I'd probably feel guilty about it. So here's what I came up with:

  • The mountain azalea, Rhododendron canescens, is listed as endangered in Kentucky.
  • The dwarf azalea, Rhododendron atlanticum is also listed as endangered, in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • The NC Arboretum has more info on those and other native Appalachian azalea species.
  • Much info on all sorts of azalea and rhododendron species and varieties, from OSU. Most of the links take you to photos, although there aren't any on the main page.
  • A story about the big Azalea Festival in Wilmington NC.
  • Muskogee, OK has a festival too.
  • A couple of pics from the tiny burg of Azalea, Oregon.

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