Rhododendron periclymenoides (Michaux) Shinners. Wild Azalea, Pinxterflower, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Election Pink. Phen: Late Mar-May; Sep-Oct. Hab: Moist to dry slopes and streambanks. Dist: Fairly widespread in e. United States, ranging from MA, NY, and s. OH, south to GA and AL.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = C, FNA8, Il, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, W, Horn (2019), Kron (1993), Luteyn et al (1996); = Azalea nudiflora – S; = Rhododendron nudiflorum – F, G, GW2, RAB, WV