Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
William Bartram described Flame Azalea thus: "... We were alarmed with apprehension of the hill being set on fire. This is certainly the most gay and brilliant flowering shrub yet known."
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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JK Marlow jkm070518_004
May Watauga County NC
Flower tubes are glandular, in contrast to the 3 other orange-red azaleas, per American Azaleas.
Bill Sharpton gws1220_a
[Pollinator at work] Stamens almost twice as long as the corolla, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
JK Marlow jkm090610_005
June Transylvania County NC
Blue Ridge Parkway
"...the most gay and brilliant flowering shrub yet known" - William Bartram