R is for Rhododendron

I was delighted by the masses of pinky-purple rhododendrons that are everywhere in Wales.

The locals were less enthusiastic – these beauties are apparently an invasive species that are taking over the native plants that normally thrive in this environment.Rhododendron reflection in Snowdon National Park in WalesPurple Rhododendrons in Snowdon National Park in WalesPurple Rhododendrons in Snowdon National Park in WalesPurple Rhododendrons at Swallow Falls in WaleIf you didn’t know the scale this could be mistaken for a swath of purple heather, native to this area, as opposed to the considerably larger Rhododendrons.Purple Rhododendrons in Snowdon National Park in Wales

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