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Plant Details

Rhododendron periclymenoides [= Rhododendron nudiflorum]

Pinxterflower, Pinxter-flower, Wild Honeysuckle, Swamp Honeysuckle, PInxterbloom, Wild Azalea

Scientific Name:

Rhododendron periclymenoides [= Rhododendron nudiflorum]

Common Name:

Pinxterflower, Pinxter-flower, Wild Honeysuckle, Swamp Honeysuckle, PInxterbloom, Wild Azalea

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Shrub

Habitat Description:

Moist slopes, wet flats, bogs, swamps, north-facing bluffs in the Piedmont. Common throughout NC.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Attracts bees and hummingbirds.
See Shinners (1962) for explanation of the change from the name R. nudiflorum.

Blooms

image

Margaret Reid Garden, Chapel Hill, April 2001

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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