Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1226

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont)

Look for it on moist slopes, in wet flats, bogs, swamps, north-facing bluffs in Piedmont, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink/Whitish
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
10 included 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 maximum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron maximum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-05-001:
Rhododendron maximum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rhododendron maximum

 

COMMON NAME:
Rosebay Rhododendron, Great Laurel, White Rosebay, Great Rhododendron