“Rhododendron (or Gurans in Nepali) is the national flower of Nepal.
The hills of Nepal are coloured red, white or pink during the blooming season of this beautiful tree. There are more than thirty species of rhododendron in Nepal, with dozens of varieties in all sizes and colors. It can grow to 36 feet in height and this particular species, the Rhododendron arboreum holds the Guinness Record for World’s Largest Rhododendron. The flowers are used as offerings to pay homage and for decoration purposes at social occasions.
It is also the state tree and state flower of the Indian state of Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh.
As Nepal is experiencing its worst natural calamity in years, we stand in solidarity and pray for this Himalayan nation to overcome this catastrophe.”