OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Rhododendron prinophyllum   FAMILY Ericaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron prinophyllum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rhododendron prinophyllum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-05-007:
Rhododendron roseum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Azalea prinophylla

 

COMMON NAME:
Election Pink, Roseshell Azalea, Early Azalea


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image of Rhododendron prinophyllum, Election Pink, Roseshell Azalea, Early Azalea

Ron Lance    rwl1231_a

April        

Shorter tubes than the other 2 fragrant pink species, per American Azaleas.

image of Rhododendron prinophyllum, Election Pink, Roseshell Azalea, Early Azalea

Keith Bradley    kab_r_prinophyllum_9417

June    Madison County    VA

Shenandoah National Park

Upper corolla lobe uniform in color (lacking a contrasting blotch), per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Rhododendron prinophyllum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron prinophyllum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rhododendron prinophyllum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-05-007:
Rhododendron roseum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Azalea prinophylla

 

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1231

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Upland forests (especially under Quercus montana and Quercus rubra), xeric pine and oak woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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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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