Rhody Warrior

Two hundred and thirty years ago, on May 4, 1792, a surgeon turned botanist named Archibald Menzies first laid eyes on Rhododendron macrophyllum, commonly known as the Pacific rhododendron. One hundred years later, Alsora Hayner Fry, “a New Yorker who had only been [in Seattle] about a year”…penned a letter promoting this species as the …

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