Pacific Rhododendrons, Rhododendron macrophyllum, are blooming in profusion now on the Coast. Driving along Highway One by Salt Point State Park, you can see them right along the road. Another spot close by to see them is Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve. There is a beautiful hiking trail there. This bush is just off our driveway in Anchor Bay.
This native wildflower grows in acidic soil. Their appearance speaks of springtime.