Rhododendron calendulaceum

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Rhododendron calendulaceum
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Rhododendron calendulaceum at Craggy Gardens, North Carolina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron
Subgenus: Pentanthera
Section: Pentanthera
Species: R. calendulaceum
Binomial name
Rhododendron calendulaceum
(Michx.) Torr.

Rhododendron calendulaceum (Flame Azalea), is a species of Rhododendron native to the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States, ranging from southern New York to northern Georgia.

It is a deciduous shrub, 120–450 cm tall. The leaves are 3–7 cm long, slightly dull green above and villous below. The flowers are 4–5 cm long, usually bright orange, but can vary from pastel orange to dark reddish-orange.

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