Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1231

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in upland forests (esp under Quercus montana & Quercus rubra), xeric pine & oak woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 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 prinophyllum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron prinophyllum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-05-007:
Rhododendron roseum   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Election Pink, Roseshell Azalea, Early Azalea