Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1222

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it on rocky summits, heath balds, high elevation forests, moist slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed campanulate to funnelform corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron carolinianum   FAMILY Ericaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-05-003?:
Rhododendron minus   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rhododendron carolinianum

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Rhododendron minus var. minus

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Rhododendron, Punctatum