Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1228

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it on moist to dry slopes and streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Pink
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens, 1.3-1.5X as long as corolla
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 periclymenoides   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron periclymenoides   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-05-009:
Rhododendron nudiflorum   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea


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image of Rhododendron periclymenoides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_aznu_001_lvd

        

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_rhpe4_002_lvd

        

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides

JK Marlow    jkm0502b_13

February    Oconee County    SC

Rhododendron buds are shaped like a football.

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides

Roxanna Martin    rlm22711_58

February    Spartanburg County    SC

Rhododendron have terminal buds with several imbricate scales, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides

Roxanna Martin    rlm22711_59

February    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides

JK Marlow    jkm060410_018

April    Greenville County    SC

Most flowers have dark pink to strawberry red tubes, per American Azaleas.

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides

JK Marlow    jkm060410_021

April    Greenville County    SC

Flower tubes typically covered with non-glandular hairs, per American Azaleas.

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides

JK Marlow    jkm130430_854

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves generally elliptical to obovate in shape, per American Azaleas.

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides

Roxanna Martin    rlm41110_157

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides

Roxanna Martin    rlm4710_069

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides

Roxanna Martin    rlm4910_208

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140414_093717

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides

JK Marlow    jkm0405e_33

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Flowers appearing with or before the leaves, per Weakley's Flora.