Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1219

Shrub
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in hammocks, bluffs, floodplain forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow/Gold/Light orange
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhododendron austrinum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron austrinum   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Flame Azalea, Yellow Azalea


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image of Rhododendron austrinum, Florida Flame Azalea, Yellow Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm0404u_24

April    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

The fragrant flowers usually have pink to strawberry red tubes, per American Azaleas.

image of Rhododendron austrinum, Florida Flame Azalea, Yellow Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm0405f_08

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Flower tubes are glandular, as are leaves and new stems, per American Azaleas.

image of Rhododendron austrinum, Florida Flame Azalea, Yellow Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm0405f_12

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Rhododendron austrinum, Florida Flame Azalea, Yellow Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm0405f_14

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Rhododendron austrinum, Florida Flame Azalea, Yellow Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm080507_060

May    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Mature leaves are usually obovate and covered with short, raspy hairs, per American Azaleas.