Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1224

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians, primarily west of the Blue Ridge

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

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
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 (10/20/20):
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_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

JK Marlow    jkm210528_0827

May    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm210528_0829

May    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

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

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

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

Ron Lance    rwl1224_a

June