Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1224

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it on balds and exposed or moist slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Orange-red
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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 cumberlandense   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron cumberlandense   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Rhododendron bakeri

 

COMMON NAME:
Cumberland Azalea, Baker's Azalea


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image of Rhododendron cumberlandense, Cumberland Azalea, Baker's Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm0305q_09

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves are fully expanded when the flowers appear, per American Azaleas.

image of Rhododendron cumberlandense, Cumberland Azalea, Baker's Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm0305q_10

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Rhododendron cumberlandense, Cumberland Azalea, Baker's Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm0305q_19

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Rhododendron cumberlandense, Cumberland Azalea, Baker's Azalea

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_cumberlandensez

May        

image of Rhododendron cumberlandense, Cumberland Azalea, Baker's Azalea

Sam Pratt    sbp_image4

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Rhododendron cumberlandense, Cumberland Azalea, Baker's Azalea

Sam Pratt    sbp_image5

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Rhododendron cumberlandense, Cumberland Azalea, Baker's Azalea

Sam Pratt    sbp_image6

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Rhododendron cumberlandense, Cumberland Azalea, Baker's Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm070601_023

June    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

image of Rhododendron cumberlandense, Cumberland Azalea, Baker's Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm070601_027

June    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

image of Rhododendron cumberlandense, Cumberland Azalea, Baker's Azalea

Ron Lance    rwl1224_a

June        

Like R. flammeum, it has sparse nonglandular tube hairs, per American Azaleas.