Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1230

Shrub
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare, endemic to a small area along AL-GA border

Look for it in mesic ravine forests and streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Orange-red/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 prunifolium   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron prunifolium   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Plumleaf Azalea