Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
R. austrinum is a member of what the Azalea Society of America refers to as "the orange-to-red group". Read more here.
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Florida Flame Azalea, Yellow Azalea
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April Pickens County SC
SC Botanical Garden
The fragrant flowers usually have pink to strawberry red tubes, per American Azaleas.
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May Haywood County NC
Corneille Bryan Native Garden
Flower tubes are glandular, as are leaves and new stems, per American Azaleas.
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May Greenville County SC
Mature leaves are usually obovate and covered with short, raspy hairs, per American Azaleas.
Native to Georgia
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Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed funnelform corolla
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- American Azaleas p029
- Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses p374
- Gardening with Native Plants of the South p084
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast p105
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia p297
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p290