- Flower nameRhododendron ferrugineum
- Scientific namerhododendron ferrugineum
- AliasAlpenrose, snow-rose, rusty-leaved alpenrose
- Place of origin the Swiss Alps, Pyrenees, Jura, and northern Apennines
- Place of floweringHigh mountain, Botanical Gardens, Specific area
- Flowering seasonJuly, August
- Language of flowersSelf-control
What is Rhododendron ferrugineum
Rhododendron ferrugineum, Alpenrose (scientific name: Rhododendron ferrugineum) is an alpine evergreen shrub of the family Rhododendronaceae, native to the Swiss Alps, Pyrenees, Jura, and northern Apennines. It is also called snow-rose or rusty-leaved alpenrose in English. The leaves are dark green and glossy with rusty brown spots on the underside, which is why it is called "rusty-leaved alpenrose. In summer, it produces 6 to 12 funnel-shaped red flowers. It is considered one of the three most famous flowers in the Swiss Alps. Alpenrose is a toxic plant containing arbutin, arecoline, and lodoxanthin, which can cause nervous and respiratory system damage when eaten by animals such as deer.
Common name: Alpenrose, Rhododendron ferrugineum, scientific name: Rhododendron ferrugineum, alias: snow-rose, rusty-leaved alpenrose, place of origin. Alps, Pyrenees, Jura, Northern Apennines, Height: 1 m, Leaf color: rusty brown spots on underside, Leaf length: 1-4 cm, Leaf width: 1 cm, Radial symmetric flowers, Leaf shape: broad lanceolate, Leaf margin: serrate, Inflorescence form: raceme, Joint flowers, Flower diameter: 1.5 cm, Flower shape: funnel-shaped, Flowering season: July-August, Flower color: red, Flower shape: single Flowering season: July to August, Flower color: red, Flower shape: single, Number of stamens: 10, Fruit type: capsule, Remarks: poisonous plant.