Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


930

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC Mtns, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC (endemic to C & S Appalachians)

Look for it on heath balds, bogs, rocky summits, & rocky woodlands, mostly at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white/Reddish-pink
Bisexual
4-lobed calyx
4-lobed urceolate corolla
8 included 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 pilosum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Menziesia pilosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-06-001:
Menziesia pilosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Diplarche and Menziesia transferred to Rhododendron (Craven, 2011)
Rhododendron pilosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Azalea pilosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Minniebush