Rhododendron flower on verge of extinction in India's Himalayan region

The rhododendron flower is on the verge of extinction in the Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh, India. An official said that a rise in temperatures and a variation in rainfall has negatively affected the species. He also explained that the flower survives in temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius and in acidic soil. The rhododendron is used to make fruit and flower wine in the state.