Wild Azalea

Rhododendron canescens

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Basic Information

Other names

Mountain Azalea

Order

Ericales

Family

Ericaceae

Size

5 -9 ft

Leaf Color

Green

Leaf Arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Leaf Shape

Elliptical

Blooming Season

Spring

Bloom Color

White, Pink

Attracts

Wildlife

Danger

All parts are poisonous! Wild Azalea may be fatal is ingested. Symptoms of Wild Azalea poisoning include but are not limited too excessive salivation, watery eyes and nose, slow pulse, nausea, vomiting, sweating, abdominal pain, headache, tingling of skin, trouble breathing, lack of coordination, convulsions, paralysis.

Wild Azalea Habitat

Wild Azalea (Rhododendron canescens) is often seen along trails running through moist sandy soil where it has plenty of room to grow.

Wild Azalea Facts

Wild Azalea (Rhododendron canescens) is a beautiful shrub that produces fragrant white and pink blooms. While showy, this plant is highly toxic and may be fatal if consumed. If accidentally ingested seek medical attention as quickly as possible. It is very common along trails in the southeastern U.S. and does especially well where it has room to spread and colonize large swaths of land.

Wild Azalea Distribution



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