OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron eastmanii   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rhododendron eastmanii

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-05-008:
Rhododendron alabamense   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
May White Azalea, Eastman's Azalea


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image of Rhododendron eastmanii, May White Azalea, Eastman's Azalea

Wesley Burnett    gwb070528_0653

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

It should be sought in NC & GA, approaching within 4 miles of the NC border, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Rhododendron eastmanii, May White Azalea, Eastman's Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm070528_067

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Fully expanded and mature stems and leaves at bloom time, in mid-May, per American Azaleas.

image of Rhododendron eastmanii, May White Azalea, Eastman's Azalea

JK Marlow    jkm070528_077

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Previous reports of R. alabamense in SC are based on this species, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Rhododendron eastmanii, May White Azalea, Eastman's Azalea

Keith Bradley    kab_r_eastmanii_6443

May    Newberry County    SC

Lynch's Woods Park

image of Rhododendron eastmanii, May White Azalea, Eastman's Azalea

Keith Bradley    kab_r_eastmanii_6451

May    Newberry County    SC

Lynch's Woods Park

image of Rhododendron eastmanii, May White Azalea, Eastman's Azalea

Keith Bradley    kab_r_eastmanii_6495

May    Newberry County    SC

Lynch's Woods Park

Yellow-blotched white flowers with few or no sticky tube glands, per American Azaleas.

image of Rhododendron eastmanii, May White Azalea, Eastman's Azalea

Bill Sharpton    gws1934_a

May?        SC

 

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

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhododendron eastmanii   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Rhododendron eastmanii

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-05-008:
Rhododendron alabamense   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

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1934

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina

Uncommon in SC Piedmont, rare in SC Coastal Plain

Habitat: Rich slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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