Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1228

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on moist to dry slopes and streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Pink
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens, 1.3-1.5X as long as corolla
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 periclymenoides   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron periclymenoides   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-05-009:
Rhododendron nudiflorum   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea


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image of Rhododendron periclymenoides, Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_aznu_001_lvd

        

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides, Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_rhpe4_002_lvd

        

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides, Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm0502b_13

February    Oconee County    SC

Rhododendron buds are shaped like a football.

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides, Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea

Roxanna Martin    rlm22711_58

February    Spartanburg County    SC

Rhododendron have terminal buds with several imbricate scales, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides, Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea

Roxanna Martin    rlm22711_59

February    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides, Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm060410_018

April    Greenville County    SC

Most flowers have dark pink to strawberry red tubes, per American Azaleas.

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides, Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm060410_021

April    Greenville County    SC

Flower tubes typically covered with non-glandular hairs, per American Azaleas.

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides, Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm130430_854

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves generally elliptical to obovate in shape, per American Azaleas.

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides, Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea

Roxanna Martin    rlm41110_157

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides, Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea

Roxanna Martin    rlm4710_069

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides, Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea

Roxanna Martin    rlm4910_208

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides, Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140414_093717

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Rhododendron periclymenoides, Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink, Pinxter Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm0405e_33

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Flowers appearing with or before the leaves, per Weakley's Flora.