Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1219

Shrub
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in hammocks, bluffs, floodplain forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow/Gold/Light orange
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhododendron austrinum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron austrinum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Azalea austrina

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Flame Azalea, Yellow Azalea


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JK Marlow    jkm0404u_24

April    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

The fragrant flowers usually have pink to strawberry red tubes, per American Azaleas.

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JK Marlow    jkm0405f_08

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Flower tubes are glandular, as are leaves and new stems, per American Azaleas.

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JK Marlow    jkm0405f_12

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

picture of -, image of Rhododendron austrinum

JK Marlow    jkm0405f_14

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm080507_060

May    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Mature leaves are usually obovate and covered with short, raspy hairs, per American Azaleas.