Rhododendron hirsutum

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Rhododendron hirsutum
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Scientific classification
R. hirsutum
Binomial name
Rhododendron hirsutum

Rhododendron hirsutum, the hairy alpenrose is one of the species of Rhododendron native to the mountains of Europe. It occurs in the Eastern Alps,[1] and has been naturalised in parts of the Carpathians.[2] It grows on carbonate-rich soils, whereas its close relative R. ferrugineum grows on acid soils; where the two occur together, they frequently produce the hybrid Rhododendron × intermedium.[1]


  1. ^ a b M. A. Fischer, W. Adler & K. Oswald (2005). "Alpenrose, Almrausch, Azalee / Rhododendron". Exkursionsflora für Österreich, Liechtenstein und Südtirol (in German) (2nd ed.). Land Oberösterreich, Biologiezentrum des OÖ Landesmuseum, Linz. pp. 661–662. ISBN 978-3-85474-140-4.
  2. ^ Vít Bojňanský & Agáta Fargašová (2007). Atlas of Seeds and Fruits of Central and East-European Flora: The Carpathian Mountains Region. Springer. ISBN 978-1-4020-5361-0.

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