Monday, August 23, 2010

Rhododendron flower on stamps

Rhododendron is a genus of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae. It is a large genus with over 1000 species and most have showy flower displays. It includes the plants known to gardeners as azaleas.

The Rhododendron is a genus characterized by shrubs and small to (rarely) large trees, the smallest species growing to 10–100 cm tall .The leaves are spirally arranged; leaf size can range from 1–2 cm to over 50 cm It is the national flower of Nepal, the State flower of Sikkim, and the State Flower of both West Virginia and Washington in the USA. Relatively fewer species occur in North America and Europe

The beautiful flower featured on the specific shape of souvenir sheet stamps by Canada Post.

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