Dahurian rhododendron (Rhododendron dauricum)

Dmitry Poltavsky - Rhododendron dauricum

Dmitry Poltavsky - Rhododendron dauricum

Rhododendron dauricum, commonly called Dahurian (or Daurian) rhododendron, is a rhododendron species native to eastern Siberia, Mongolia, northern China, Korea and Japan. This rhododendron was first collected in Dauria, a mountainous region in southeastern Siberia east of Lake Baikal, hence the specific epithet and common name. Rhododendron dauricum used in Chinese folk medicine as an expectorant and mucolytic in the treatment of acute and chronic bronchitis.