Rhododendron luteum, Yellow Azalea or Honeysuckle Azalea is a species of Rhododendron native to southeastern Europe and southwest Asia. In Europe, it occurs from southern Poland and Austria south through the Balkans and east to southern Russia, and in Asia, east to the Caucasus.

It is a shrub growing to 3 m tall, rarely 4 m. The leaves are deciduous, 5-10 cm long and 2-4 cm broad. The flowers are 3-4 cm diameter, bright yellow, and strongly perfumed, produced in trusses of 5-25 together. The fruit is a dry capsule 15-25 mm long, containing numerous small seeds.

Despite the sweet perfume of the flowers, the nectar is toxic, containing grayanotoxin; records of poisoning of people eating the honey date back to the 4th century BC in Classical Greece.

Olympus E-PL2 – as-is; straight out of the camera.
OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F4.0-5.6
ƒ/5.1 105.0 mm 1/200 250

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  • Martin Gain
    Martin Gain6 months ago

    sweet image like the title

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  • myraj
    myraj6 months ago

    Wonderful capture with great color and detail Linda.
    X myra

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  • Fara
    Fara6 months ago

    I did not know that this was a type of azalea………………….how interesting and lovely Linda……………………Joyce

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    – Linda Makiej

  • Margaret Stevens
    Margaret Stevens6 months ago

    How lovely! Very pretty colour and nice detail Linda.

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  • ctheworld
    ctheworld6 months ago


    Lovely work!

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  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belaj6 months ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature,brilliant work!

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  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castro6 months ago

    Lovely image

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    – Linda Makiej

  • Sandra Foster
    Sandra Foster6 months ago

    Beautiful capture Linda. A fave too.

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    – Linda Makiej

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