Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1227

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common in Mountains (rare in Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

Look for it on rocky slopes, in escarpment gorges, rocky areas in the Piedmont, sandhill bluffs in the Coastal Plain, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink/White
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed campanulate to funnelform corolla
10 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 minus   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron minus   FAMILY Ericaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-05-003:
Rhododendron minus   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Rhododendron minus var. minus

 

COMMON NAME:
Gorge Rhododendron, Punctatum, Piedmont Rhododendron, (Carolina Rhododendron)