I learned something new today:! The name of theses beautiful, rosy, purplish flowers. I remember watching for these flowers every year as a child to come into bloom. I had always known them as June flowers.I think thats what everyone around here called them. A couple of years ago I searched for their name, finding nothing named June flowers. I had seen these Rodoras in bloom for over a couple of weeks now and had taken a few pictures of these old floral seasonal friends. During March I had bought a new book titled: Wildflowers of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island by Mary Primrose and Marian Munro, published by:Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax. #This morning my husband was browsing through the book when he came upon my previously misnamed June Flowers., and thus we discouvered these rosy purplish blossoms were called Rhodora.(Rhododendron canadense
) It is a wiry shrub found in roadside ditches, swamps and bogs, growing to be about a meter or more high. The* Rodora plant is closely related to ornamental Azaleas and Rhododendrons
* source p.22,"Wildflowers,Mary Primrose and Marian Munro
Thank you to Luiz,and Denise of Todays Flowers
, for this opportunity to share beautiful flowers with others. For more flower photos please click HERE.
Those are beautiful. I have never seen any of those before. Helen
.I have never seen these before either. Very pretty.
Beautiful! New to me too. Must have been a thrill to find out their proper name after so long. It's a real pretty wildflower and a pretty name, Rhodora. Thanks so much for sharing it with Today's Flowers. Have a great week.
Love the colour!! I know what you mean about finding the names for a lot of the flowers that I am discovering! Part of me wants to jump up and down when I get another one named!!
Isn't it fun to learn the correct names of plants which have been around for a long time?Have a fun week.
Judy wrote"Part of me wants to jump up and down when I get another one named!!" Exactly Judy, thats the feeling! I love heading home knowing I have new pictures to download, then I get out my field guide books to embark upon the adventure of discovery and identification. I have field guides on birds, butterflies, moths, caterpillars, wildflowers, insects, mushrooms and , they are all part of my summer treasures along with my cameras. Thanks for your understanding comment.
Gorgeous! I can see the connection between them and rhododendrons. I'm glad you found out their name. I have such a hard time finding the names of wildflowers.
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