*Azalea

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*Rhododendron sp.
AZALEA

Ericaceae

Location: map coordinates F-31 (northwest side of Price Hall), N 39°11'14'' W 75°32'27''

Planting history: presently unknown.

Description:
  • deciduous shrub
  • etymology: Rhododendron = the Greek name for Nerium oleander from rhodo (red) and dendron (tree)
  • leaves simple, alternate
  • flowers showy, bell-shaped/funnel–shaped; color often red, pink, fuchsia (or white)
  • Rhododendron is toxic (including honey); contains grayanotoxins
  • cultivated ornamental; native to several continents; many thousands of different cultivars
  • “azaleas” and “rhododendrons” are in the same genus Rhododendron (among native species of Rhododendron in the northeastern U.S., azaleas are deciduous, and rhododendrons are evergreen). Four species are native to Delaware

*This cultivar is
Non-native (not native to Delaware)

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