Alluding to its floral colours, ?rhododendron? means rose or red tree. Blooming in white and beautiful shades of pink, red, purple, orange and yellow, the bell-shaped rhododendron flowers belie what grows beneath---leaves proven to be poisonous. This is the national flower of Nepal. The flower symbolism associated with the rhododendron is beware and caution. Because of its mesmerizing beauty, these flowers are bound to leave you fascinated and wanting for more. In Joyce?s Ulysses, rhododendron plays an important role in Molly and Leopold?s courtship.