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Rhododendron flammeum (Piedmont azalea)
Cressler, Alan

Rhododendron flammeum

Rhododendron flammeum (Michx.) Sarg.

Piedmont azalea, Oconee azalea

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Synonym(s): Azalea speciosa, Rhododendron speciosum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Orange , Yellow



Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Longwood Gardens - Kennett Square, PA
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Rhododendron flammeum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rhododendron flammeum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rhododendron flammeum


Record Modified: 2015-03-11
Research By: DEW

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