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Rhododendron minus Michx.
Piedmont Rhododendron, Dwarf Rhododendron, Carolina Laurel
Ericaceae (Heath Family)
USDA Symbol: RHMI2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AL , GA , KY , NC , SC , TN
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
BibliographyBibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Rhododendron minus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Rhododendron minus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Rhododendron minus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-01-23
Research By: TWC Staff