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Plant Details

Rhododendron maximum

Great Rhododendron, Rosebay Rhododendron

Scientific Name:

Rhododendron maximum

Common Name:

Great Rhododendron, Rosebay Rhododendron

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Tree/Shrub

Size in Feet:

Over 10

Light:

Part-Sun, Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic / Sub-xeric(*)

Habitat Description:

Moist slopes, wet flats, bogs, swamps, north-facing bluffs in the Piedmont. Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Apparently most closely related to R. ponticum Linnaeus of Turkey and vicinity (Milne 2004).

Tight Bud

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Black Mountain, July 2005
© MB Baumeister

Showing Color

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Black Mountain, July 2005
© MB Baumeister

Plumping Up

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Black Mountain, July 2005
© MB Baumeister

First Flower Open

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Black Mountain, July 2005
© MB Baumeister

Fully Open

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Black Mountain, July 2005
© MB Baumeister

Branch with Blooms

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Black Mountain, July 2005
© MB Baumeister

Blooming Plant

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Black Mountain, July 2005
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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