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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Hoary Azalea   Rhododendron canescens    
Heath family — Ericaceae

Also known as:
Wild Azalea, Honeysuckle Azalea, Early Azalea

Slides: (click for larger view)


Cultivated azaleas are favorites in East Texas gardens, but there are two native species out in the woods as well, typically growing in wet or boggy areas or in low pine flatwoods in sandy light soils. This one, the hoary azalea, has pink (rarely white) flowers that appear in the spring, before the leaves come out or as they unfold.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: February, March, April, May

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