Washington State Flower: Coast rhododendron
Scientific Name: Rhododendron macrophyllum
State Flower Description: The Coast Rhododendron are pink to rose-purple, and are very rarely white. Coast Rhododendron flowers are 1-1/2 cm long, with 5 wavy-margined petals united to form a broadly bell-shaped corolla. When blooming the Coast Rhododendron can have upwards of 20 or more blooms per shrub.
Where It's Found: The Coast Rhododendron is found in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Coast Rhododendron flowers bloom in May and June.
Washington State Flower Dedication: 1892