Scientific name: Anthophyta: Dicotyledonae: Ericales: Ericaceae: Rhododendron prinophyllum
Common Name: Early Azalea
Date: May 2001
Photographer: E. M. Barrows
Identifier: E. M. Barrows
Collector: not applicable
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Keywords: A azalea bush clove fragrance pink flower Rhododendron shrub
Other names for Rhododendron prinophyllum (Small) Millais are Rhododendron roseum, Honeysuckle, Early Azalea, and Election-pink.
This species is native to dry woods, thickets, and rocky banks of southwestern Maine through southwestern Quebec through uplands of Maryland, Virgina, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.
This species' clover-scented flowers are rose-pink.
Please see the page for Pinxter-flower (Rhododendron pericylaminoides) for further information.
Rhododendron prinophyllum, 4 May 2001.
Rhododendron prinophyllum, 5 May 2001.
Brickell, C. and J. C. Zuk, eds. 1996. The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. DK Publishing, New York, NY. 1092 pp. Page 868.
Brown, R. G., and M. L. Brown. 1992 (1972). Woody Plants of Maryland. Port City Press, MD. 347 pp.
Fernald, M. L. 1950. Gray's Manual of Botany. Eight Edition. American Book Company, New York, NY. 1632 pp.
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