Wild Florida Photo - Rhododendron canescens

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Rhododendron canescens

SWEET PINXTER AZALEA

WILD AZALEA

MOUNTAIN AZALEA

Florida native

 

This member of the rhododendron family is known by numerous names. In addition to those listed above, it is called Florida pinxter, hoary azalea, and wooly azalea. Limited to the panhandle and the northern counties of the peninsula in Florida, R. canescens is found throughout much of the southeastern United States. The species name is Latin for naked-flowered and refers the fact that the flowers often appear in the spring before the leaves are fully expanded.

 
Rhododendron canescens is a member of the Ericaceae - Heath family.

Other species of the Rhododendron genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Rhododendron minus var. chapmanii - CHAPMAN'S RHODODENDRON
  View  Rhododendron indicum - INDICA AZALEA 'Mrs. G.G. Gerbing'