Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 22 taxa.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rosebay Rhododendron, Great Laurel, White Rosebay, Great Rhododendron
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhododendron maximum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron maximum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron maximum 145-05-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on moist slopes, in wet flats, bogs, swamps, north-facing bluffs in Piedmont

Common (uncommon in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Catawba Rhododendron, Mountain Rosebay, Purple Laurel, Pink Laurel
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhododendron catawbiense   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron catawbiense   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron catawbiense 145-05-002   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on rocky summits, shrub balds, acid ridges & slopes (mostly at high elevations), north-facing bluffs in Piedmont

Common in Mtns, rare in Piedmont, rare in SC, endemic to Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Gorge Rhododendron, Punctatum, Piedmont Rhododendron
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhododendron minus   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron minus   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron minus 145-05-003   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on rocky slopes, in escarpment gorges, rocky areas in the Piedmont, sandhill bluffs in the Coastal Plain

Common in Mountains (rare in Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Rhododendron, Punctatum
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhododendron carolinianum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron carolinianum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron minus 145-05-003?   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on rocky summits, heath balds, high elevation forests, moist slopes

Uncommon, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pinkshell Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhododendron vaseyi   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron vaseyi   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron vaseyi 145-05-004   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on moist slopes, bogs, high elevation rocky summits, cliffs, high elevation heath balds

Rare, endemic to the NC mountains

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Flame Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhododendron calendulaceum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron calendulaceum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron calendulaceum 145-05-005   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in deciduous forests, particularly on mountain slopes, grassy balds

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Oconee Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron flammeum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron flammeum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, upland forests on slopes, ridges, stream bluffs

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Plumleaf Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron prunifolium   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron prunifolium   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in mesic ravine forests and streambanks

Rare, endemic to a small area along AL-GA border

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cumberland Azalea, Baker's Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron cumberlandense   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron cumberlandense   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on balds and exposed or moist slopes

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians, primarily west of the Blue Ridge

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Piedmont Azalea, Southern Pinxterbloom Azalea, Hoary Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhododendron canescens   FAMILY: Ericaceae
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron canescens   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron canescens 145-05-006   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in swamps, pocosins, & savannas

Common in GA-SC Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA-SC Piedmont, rare in NC-SC Mtns

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Florida Flame Azalea, Yellow Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron austrinum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron austrinum   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in hammocks, bluffs, floodplain forests

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Election Pink, Roseshell Azalea, Early Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhododendron prinophyllum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron prinophyllum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron roseum 145-05-007   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in upland forests (esp under Quercus montana & Quercus rubra), xeric pine & oak woodlands

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: May White Azalea, Eastman's Azalea
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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron alabamense 145-05-008   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on rich slopes

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

Native to South Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Red Hills Azalea, May-pink Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhododendron colemanii   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in moist hammocks, moist bluffs, along streams

Uncommon

Native to Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Alabama Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron alabamense   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron alabamense   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on moist slopes, bluffs, streambanks

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhododendron periclymenoides   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron periclymenoides   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron nudiflorum 145-05-009   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on moist to dry slopes and streambanks

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Azalea, Coastal Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhododendron atlanticum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron atlanticum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron atlanticum 145-05-010   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in pocosins, savannas, pine flatwoods, sandhill-pocosin ecotones

Common in NC-SC, uncommon in GA, endemic to the Atlantic Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Azalea, Clammy Azalea, Swamp Honeysuckle, Catchfly Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron viscosum var. viscosum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron viscosum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron viscosum var. viscosum 145-05-011a   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on moist streambanks, shrub balds, and other moist habitats

Common in Piedmont & NC-SC Mountains (uncommon to rare elesewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Clammy Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron viscosum var. montanum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron viscosum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron viscosum var. viscosum 145-05-011a?   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in moderate to high elevation sites, in dry to seasonally seepy sites

Rare (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Swamp Azalea, Clammy Azalea, Sweet Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron serrulatum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron viscosum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron viscosum var. serrulatum 145-05-011b   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, pocosins, wet pine savannas

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet Azalea, Smooth Azalea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rhododendron arborescens   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhododendron arborescens   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhododendron arborescens 145-05-012   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on rocky riversides, wooded streambanks, swamps, high elevation forests, shrub balds

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Minniebush
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhododendron pilosum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Menziesia pilosa   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Menziesia pilosa 145-06-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on heath balds, bogs, rocky summits, & rocky woodlands, mostly at high elevations

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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