Rhododendron periclymenoides, commonly called pink azalea and pinxter flower, is a species of shrub in the heath family. It is native to eastern North America, where it is widespread from Alabama to New Hampshire. It is often found in riparian areas, in wet to dry forests.
This species produces showy pink flowers in the spring. They have 2-inch (51 mm) long stamens; they do not carry a scent. The leaves are bright green and ovate. The trunk grows to be about 9 feet (2.7 m) tall. Like many members of the genus, the plant contains toxins in all parts of the flower.
- "Rhododendron periclymenoides". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
- "Rhododendron periclymenoides". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
- Flora of North America
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Rhododendron periclymenoides.|
|This Ericaceae article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|