Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Election Pink at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
R. prinophyllum is a member of what the Azalea Society of America refers to as "the pink group". Read more here.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Election Pink, Roseshell Azalea, Early Azalea
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Shorter tubes than the other 2 fragrant pink species, per American Azaleas.
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June Madison County VA
Shenandoah National Park
Upper corolla lobe uniform in color (lacking a contrasting blotch), per Weakley's Flora (2015).