OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Rhododendron canescens   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron canescens   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rhododendron canescens

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Rhododendron canescens var. candidum

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Rhododendron canescens var. canescens

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Rhododendron canescens var. subglabrum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-05-006:
Rhododendron canescens   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Azalea candida

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Azalea canescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Piedmont Azalea, Southern Pinxter Azalea, Hoary Azalea


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_azca3_001_lvd

        

image of Rhododendron canescens, Piedmont Azalea, Southern Pinxter Azalea, Hoary Azalea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_rhca7_003_lvd

        

image of Rhododendron canescens, Piedmont Azalea, Southern Pinxter Azalea, Hoary Azalea

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_canescens_4

March        

image of Rhododendron canescens, Piedmont Azalea, Southern Pinxter Azalea, Hoary Azalea

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_032721atlanta19

March    Fulton County    GA

Atlanta Botanical Garden

image of Rhododendron canescens, Piedmont Azalea, Southern Pinxter Azalea, Hoary Azalea

Wesley Burnett    gwb1221_3927b

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Rhododendron canescens, Piedmont Azalea, Southern Pinxter Azalea, Hoary Azalea

Keith Bradley    kab_r_canescens_4042

April    Lexington County    SC

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Rhododendron canescens, Piedmont Azalea, Southern Pinxter Azalea, Hoary Azalea

Keith Bradley    kab_r_canescens_4125

April    Lexington County    SC

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

Corolla tube canescent and stipitate-glandular on the outside, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rhododendron canescens, Piedmont Azalea, Southern Pinxter Azalea, Hoary Azalea

Keith Bradley    kab_r_canescens_4144

April    Lexington County    SC

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

Flowers tubes covered with both glandular and nonglandular hairs, per American Azaleas.

image of Rhododendron canescens, Piedmont Azalea, Southern Pinxter Azalea, Hoary Azalea

Keith Bradley    kab_r_canescens_4216

April    Lexington County    SC

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Rhododendron canescens, Piedmont Azalea, Southern Pinxter Azalea, Hoary Azalea

Keith Bradley    kab_r_canescens_4297

April    Lexington County    SC

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Rhododendron canescens, Piedmont Azalea, Southern Pinxter Azalea, Hoary Azalea

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_canescens_8

April        

image of Rhododendron canescens, Piedmont Azalea, Southern Pinxter Azalea, Hoary Azalea

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_canescens_pied

April        

Flowers typically white to light pink with pink tubes (but can be bright pink, per American Azaleas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Rhododendron canescens   FAMILY Ericaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron canescens   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rhododendron canescens

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Rhododendron canescens var. candidum

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Rhododendron canescens var. canescens

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Rhododendron canescens var. subglabrum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-05-006:
Rhododendron canescens   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Azalea candida

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Azalea canescens

 

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1221

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in SC Mountains & GA Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Habitat: swamps, pocosins, and pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Pink
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens, almost 1.3X as long as corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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