OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Rhododendron atlanticum   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron atlanticum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rhododendron atlanticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-05-010:
Rhododendron atlanticum   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Azalea, Coastal Azalea


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image of Rhododendron atlanticum, Dwarf Azalea, Coastal Azalea

Will Stuart    wil_r_atlanticum_086

April    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Flowers appear before the leaves, sticky from glandular hairs, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Rhododendron atlanticum, Dwarf Azalea, Coastal Azalea

Will Stuart    wil_r_atlanticum_129

April    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

image of Rhododendron atlanticum, Dwarf Azalea, Coastal Azalea

Will Stuart    wil_r_atlanticum_135

April    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Flowers fragrant; flower tubes very glandular and can be white or pink, per American Azaleas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Rhododendron atlanticum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron atlanticum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rhododendron atlanticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-05-010:
Rhododendron atlanticum   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1218

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Habitat: pocosins, savannas, pine flatwoods, sandhill-pocosin ecotones, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White/Lavender/Pink
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens, ca. 1.25X or less as long as corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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