Sweet pinxter azalea
This member of the rhododendron family is known by numerous names. In addition to those listed above, it is called Florida pinxter, hoary azalea, and wooly azalea. Limited to the panhandle and the northern counties of the peninsula in Florida, R. canescens is found throughout much of the southeastern United States. The species name is Latin for naked-flowered and refers the fact that the flowers often appear in the spring before the leaves are fully expanded.Tweet
Rhododendron canescens is a member of the Ericaceae - Heath family.
Other species of the Rhododendron genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Rhododendron minus var. chapmanii - CHAPMAN'S RHODODENDRON
Rhododendron indicum - INDICA AZALEA 'Mrs. G.G. Gerbing'
Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016