Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1934

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina
Documented growing wild in - - SC

Rare (though locally common), endemic to the SC Piedmont

Look for it on rich slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
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 eastmanii   FAMILY Ericaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron eastmanii   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-05-008?:
Rhododendron alabamense   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
May White Azalea, Eastman's Azalea