Rhododendron


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Rhododendron

plant genus in the family Ericaceae; contains andromedotoxin which causes a syndrome of repeated swallowing, bloat, vomiting, abdominal pain and frequent defecation. The course is short and the outcome may be death from aspiration pneumonia or complete recovery. Called also azalea.
The list of toxic plants includes R. albiflorum, R. arboreum, R. campanulatum, R. cinnabarinum, R. indicum, R. macrophyllum (R. californicum, California rose bay), R. maximum (great laurel), R. molle, R. occidentale (western azalea), R. ponticum (horticultural rhododendron).
References in classic literature ?
A colossal figure, carved apparently in some white stone, loomed indistinctly beyond the rhododendrons through the hazy downpour.
the time one's ears were pricked for footsteps on the path between the rhododendrons.
But you and I will be hiding n the other side of these rhododendrons.
In a trance I suffered her to lead me by the hand through the rank, dense rhododendrons.
To rescue Eva from these miscreants I would have let every malefactor in the country go unscathed: yet the condition was a hard one; and, as I hesitated, my love went on her knees to me, there in the moonlight among the rhododendrons.
The moors were purple with heather, touched here and there with the fire of the flaming gorse, the wind blew always from the west, the gardens were ablaze with slowly bursting rhododendrons.
But whether or not the adaptation be generally very close, we have evidence, in the case of some few plants, of their becoming, to a certain extent, naturally habituated to different temperatures, or becoming acclimatised: thus the pines and rhododendrons, raised from seed collected by Dr.
And, what's stranger still," continued the priest, with his dull eye on the rhododendrons, "it's the same disgusting sort; it's another beheading.
As they were going up by the side-paths, through some rhododendrons, Mr.
This takes our number of National Collections to five - we already hold collections of Magnolia, Eucryphia, Embothrium and Rhododendron forrestii.
Many stem from samples collected from the Far East by plant hunters commissioned by Henry McLaren, 2nd Lord Aberconway in the early 1900s, Recognition of their importance takes the number of Bodnant Garden's National Collections to five - the garden already holds collections of Magnolia, Eucryphia, Embothrium and Rhododendron forrestii.
Siuslaw Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society meeting - 6:30 p.