OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Rhododendron serrulatum   FAMILY Ericaceae


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron viscosum   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN Taxonomy, ecology, and distribution of the genus Rhododendron (Ericaceae) in SC (Horn, 2019)
Rhododendron viscosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-05-011b:
Rhododendron viscosum var. serrulatum   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Azalea, Clammy Azalea, Sweet Azalea


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image of Rhododendron serrulatum, Swamp Azalea, Clammy Azalea, Sweet Azalea

Keith Bradley    kab_r_viscosum_79145

July    Highlands County    FL

Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park

Corolla tube glabrous within; pistil usually noticeably longer than stamens, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Rhododendron serrulatum, Swamp Azalea, Clammy Azalea, Sweet Azalea

Keith Bradley    kab_r_viscosum_79150

July    Highlands County    FL

Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park

Leaves glabrous below, except for strigose bristles along midrib & major veins, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Rhododendron serrulatum   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron viscosum   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN Taxonomy, ecology, and distribution of the genus Rhododendron (Ericaceae) in SC (Horn, 2019)
Rhododendron viscosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-05-011b:
Rhododendron viscosum var. serrulatum   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

 

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4354

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC? SC?

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in bogs, pocosins, wet pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

map
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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White (rarely pink)
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens, noticeably shorter than pistil
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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