Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
R. colemanii is a member of what the Azalea Society of America refers to as "the white group". Read more here.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Red Hills Azalea, May-pink Azalea
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May Greenville County SC
This species was described in 2008 (not yet keyed), per Weakley's Flora.
Habitat: Moist hammocks, moist bluffs, along streams, per Weakley's Flora
Native to Georgia
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Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed funnelform corolla
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