Rhododendron Flats | Manning Provincial Park
UPDATE June 15th 2020 : The Rhododendron Flats in Manning Provincial Park are now in FULL BLOOM and will continue for approximately 1 more week!
Rhododendron Flats in Manning Park is like a flower festival of its own. The thick moss growing on the forest bed brings this beautiful plant the perfect moist-soil conditions for a impressive bloom every June. The Pacific Rhododendron found at Rhododendron Flats and in the nearby Skagit Valley Provincial Park are an isolated population at the northern extent of their range. The nearest populations occur south of Mount Rainier and on the Olympic Peninsula. Two small isolated populations are also found on Vancouver Island near Nanaimo and Shawnigan Lake.
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𝘋𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘺, 𝘸𝘦’𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴. 𝘈𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦, 𝘸𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘯𝘰𝘯-𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭. 𝘏𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦, 𝘸𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬. 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘸, 𝘸𝘦’𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦.