The color illustration on the cover of the Society Quarterly Bulletin is arborescens x bakeri. A most interesting and thought-provoking paper by David G. Leach, "The Re-Creation of a Species" is presented in this edition of the Bulletin. This paper tends to strengthen the author's statements in a previous paper "A New Look at the Azaleas and Rhododendrons of the Blue Ridge Mountains"* that many of the so-called species growing in that area are natural hybrids. The color transparency was loaned to the Society by Mr. Leach.
* American Rhododendron Society Bulletin, Jan. 15, 1958. Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 3-7.