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Rhododendron ponticum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
Subgenus: Hymenanthes
Species: R. ponticum
Binomial name
Rhododendron ponticum

Rhododendron ponticum, called common rhododendron or pontic rhododendron, is a species of rhododendron. It is native to southern Europe and Asia. It is the state flower of Kashmir. It has become an Invasive species in North America. It is a dense,suckering, shrub or small Tree that usually grows to 5 meters tall,or rarely 8 meters.

R. ponticum flower
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