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Volume 55, Number 1
Winter 2001

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A Rhododendron Glossary in Color: Seed Capsule
Eleanor Philp
Fort Bragg, CA

Rhododendron
fletcheranum seed capsule
Photo by Eleanor Philp

The seed capsule, as shown in the photo of Rhododendron fletcherianum, is the vessel, or ovary, which holds the seeds. After successful pollination, the vessel swells. Rhododendron seed takes from three to seven months to ripen at which time the capsule turns brown. Seed is best collected just before the capsule splits.


Volume 55, Number 1
Winter 2001

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