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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Rhododendron flammeum   FAMILY Ericaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron flammeum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Azalea speciosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Rhododendron speciosum

 

COMMON NAME:
Oconee Azalea


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image of Rhododendron flammeum, Oconee Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm150422_392

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Often confused with R. calendulaceum, but that has glandular flower tubes, per American Azaleas.

image of Rhododendron flammeum, Oconee Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm150422_393

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Leaves are usually dark green and shiny when young, per American Azaleas.

image of Rhododendron flammeum, Oconee Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm210407_9290

April    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

image of Rhododendron flammeum, Oconee Azalea

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140414_093411

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Flowers emerge with the leaves, and colors range from yellow to orange to red, per American Azaleas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Rhododendron flammeum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron flammeum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Azalea speciosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Rhododendron speciosum

 

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1225

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, upland forests on slopes, ridges, stream bluffs, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow-orange/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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