Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Rhododendron ciliicalyx ssp. lyi

Family: Ericaceae

Synonym: Rhododendron lyi ssp. maddenia

Native to: Burma, China, Tibet

Sentiment: beware


Type: shrub

Forms: clumping, erect, open form

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 6.6 feet

Max width: 6.6 feet





Attracts wildlife: bird, hummingbird

Plant part consumed by birds: insects, nectar

Bird uses plant for shelter or cover or cavity: shelter

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: light shade

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

Soil acidity: acidic

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: regular

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