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Old 06-20-2012, 08:28 PM
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Default Smoky Mountain Flowers

This past weekend, I found some flowers that I had never seen or at least noticed before and was hoping someone on here could help me with identification plus have a couple questions on other flowers as well. Here are the first flowers I want to know about.

To me they look almost like orchids but I honestly really have no idea. I figured someone on here could help.

Here is the next one I would like to know about. I have seen these before, but don't know the actual name.

Finally, what I'm sure is a really dumb question, but I want to know the answer enough that I'm willing to look foolish. What is the difference between rhododendron and mountain laurel? After using Google to check out some pictures, I'm still having a bit of a hard time telling the difference. I'm sure its very clear but I'm missing it somehow. I took a picture of these last weekend. Which one is this?

Thanks for any help you can provide!
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