Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1225

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in 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:
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron flammeum   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Oconee Azalea


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JK Marlow    jkm150422_392

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

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

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JK Marlow    jkm150422_393

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

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

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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.