Rhododendron calendulaceum


Rhododendron calendulaceum

Taxobox
name = "Rhododendron calendulaceum"


image_width = 250px
image_caption = "Rhododendron calendulaceum" at Craggy Gardens, North Carolina
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Ericales
familia = Ericaceae
genus = "Rhododendron"
subgenus = "Pentanthera"
sectio = "Pentanthera"
subsectio = "Pentanthera"
species = "R. calendulaceum"
binomial = "Rhododendron calendulaceum"
binomial_authority = (Michx.) Torr.

"Rhododendron calendulaceum" (Flame Azalea), is a species of "Rhododendron" native to the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States, ranging from southern New York to northern Georgia.

It is a deciduous shrub, 120-450 cm tall. The leaves are 3-7 cm long, slightly dull green above and villous below. The flowers are 4-5 cm long, usually bright orange, but can vary from pastel orange to dark reddish-orange.

References

* [http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=RHCA4 USDA Plants Database: "Rhododendron calendulaceum"]
* [http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/shrubs/rhododendron_calendulaceum.html North Carolina State University]



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"Rhododendron calendulaceum"

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