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

 

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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