Rhododendron pilosum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyEricaceae
Family (Traditional)Ericaceae
GenusRhododendron
Species:Rhododendron pilosum (Michx.) Craven
Common NameMinniebush
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: crenulate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Margins: serrulate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 4; Carpel Number/Pistil: 5; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: corymb/cyme/umbel; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 4; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sepal Fusion: Yes; Sepal Number: 4; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Stamen Number: 8; Stamen Number: 10; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 0
C value 9
StatusNative
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Menziesia globularis Menziesia globularis Salisb.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Johnson (TN), Sevier (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0044249 Johnson Tennessee
APSC
Rhododendron pilosum
APSC0015633 Sevier Tennessee
APSC
Rhododendron pilosum
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Plant Photos

Rhododendron pilosum - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron pilosum - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron pilosum - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron pilosum - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron pilosum - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron pilosum - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron pilosum - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron pilosum - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron pilosum - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron pilosum - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron pilosum - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron pilosum - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron pilosum - Joey Shaw
Rhododendron pilosum - Joey Shaw
Rhododendron pilosum - Joey Shaw
Rhododendron pilosum - Joey Shaw
Rhododendron pilosum - Tara Littlefield
Rhododendron pilosum - Tara Littlefield
Rhododendron pilosum - Tara Littlefield
Rhododendron pilosum - Tara Littlefield