Rhododendron periclymenoides

ClassificationDicots
FamilyEricaceae
Family (Traditional)Ericaceae
GenusRhododendron
Species:Rhododendron periclymenoides (Michx.) Shinners
Common NamePink Azalea; Pinxter Flower
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Natural Area Presence: BE; Natural Area Presence: BISO; Natural Area Presence: FG; Natural Area Presence: GILES; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Natural Area Presence: LRC; Natural Area Presence: NCCGSNA; Natural Area Presence: NRG; Natural Area Presence: ObedWSR; Natural Area Presence: RCSP; Natural Area Presence: SGSNA; Natural Area Presence: WOLF; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; 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: ciliate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; 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: 5; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sepal Fusion: Yes; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 0
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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
Azalea periclymenoides Azalea periclymenoides Michx.
Azalea periclymenoides var. alba Azalea periclymenoides var. alba Pursh
Azalea periclymenoides var. carnea Azalea periclymenoides var. carnea Pursh
Rhododendron periclymenoides f. album Rhododendron periclymenoides f. album (Ait.) C.F. Reed
Rhododendron periclymenoides f. eglandulosum Rhododendron periclymenoides f. eglandulosum F. Seym.

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: Bell (KY), Clinton (KY), Floyd (KY), Harlan (KY), Jackson (KY), Laurel (KY), Lewis (KY), McCreary (KY), Pike (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Union (KY), Whitley (KY), Anderson (TN), Benton (TN), Bledsoe (TN), Blount (TN), Carter (TN), Cheatham (TN), Claiborne (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Decatur (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Grainger (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Hawkins (TN), Hickman (TN), Jackson (TN), Knox (TN), Loudon (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Maury (TN), Monroe (TN), Morgan (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Scott (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Sevier (TN), Sullivan (TN), Union (TN), Van Buren (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1955 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100407103 Polk Tennessee 18 Apr 1980 T. Filipczak
46
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406725 Clinton Kentucky 15 Apr 2000 Mark A. Gorton
#00-48
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100407061 Marion Tennessee 27 Apr 1979 Vernon Bates, Jr.
846
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406816 McCreary Kentucky 22 Apr 1979 Douglas Stephens
37
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100407087 Monroe Tennessee 16 May 1980 Brian Boom
450
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100407046 Cumberland Tennessee 20 May 1987 Ronald L. Jones
4733
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406899 Pike Kentucky 17 Jun 2011 Julie B. Clark
883
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406824 McCreary Kentucky 18 May 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
2602
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100407079 McNairy Tennessee 18 Apr 1981 Vernon Bates, Jr.
2204
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406741 Harlan Kentucky 23 Aug 1996 R. L. Jones
7960
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100407095 Morgan Tennessee 18 Apr 1989 Ronald L. Jones
5973
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406758 Jackson Kentucky 02 May 1978 Larry Tate
36
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406881 Pike Kentucky 14 Aug 2009 Julie B. Clark
780
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406774 Jackson Kentucky 02 May 1978 Glenn Watson
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406840 McCreary Kentucky 20 May 1980 Rob Jacobs
141803
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100407020 Bledsoe Tennessee 14 May 1989 Ronald L. Jones
6040
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406873 Laurel Kentucky 12 May 1989 Ralph L. Thompson
89-601
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406808 McCreary Kentucky 22 Apr 1994 Letitia Neal
017
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406915 Rockcastle Kentucky Dolores Reppert
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406865 Laurel Kentucky 29 Apr 1955 Mary Ruth Beckett
211
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406907 Pulaski Kentucky 08 Apr 2000 Sherman Anderson
6
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406832 McCreary Kentucky 07 May 1999 Ronald L. Jones
9055
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100747342 Union Kentucky 05 May 1980 Marc Evans
1700
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406717 Bell Kentucky 24 Jul 2005 Amy V. McIntosh
1250
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100407038 Cumberland Tennessee 27 Apr 1969 Raymond Athey
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
N/A Clinton Kentucky 15 Apr 2000 Mark A. Gorton
00-48
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406782 Laurel Kentucky 29 Apr 1955 Mary Ruth Beckett
211
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406766 Jackson Kentucky 12 Apr 1986 Joe Abner
139
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406857 Laurel Kentucky 11 Sep 1978 Richard H. Hannan
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100407053 Hardeman Tennessee 19 Apr 1981 Vernon Bates
2241
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BEREA012772 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BEREA012773 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BEREA012775 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166548 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166526 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166559 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166518 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166511 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166532 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166576 Union Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
31234100406733 Clinton Kentucky 15 Apr 2000 Mark A. Gorton
00-47
EKY
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BEREA012774 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166549 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166572 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166502 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166507 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166543 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166530 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166546 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166520 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166515 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166504 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166542 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166529 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166553 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166517 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166545 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166499 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166558 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166501 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166513 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166568 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166522 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166536 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166509 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166538 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166571 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166531 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166498 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166573 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166563 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166514 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166577 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166505 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166557 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166561 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166550 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166506 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166555 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166521 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166569 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166512 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166503 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166850 Whitley Kentucky
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166528 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166566 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166540 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166534 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166574 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166541 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166567 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166497 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166495 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166527 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166525 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166562 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166524 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166523 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166564 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166519 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166516 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166508 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166565 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166570 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166500 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166575 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166556 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166496 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166551 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166533 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166552 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166560 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166547 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166578 White Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166539 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166510 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166554 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
UCHT022266 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0087588 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0084463 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0054289 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0015483 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0110564 Scott Tennessee 03 May 2014 Chris Mausert-Mooney
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0086911 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
TENN-V-0166544 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Rhododendron periclymenoides
UCHT022267 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Rhododendron periclymenoides
UCHT022265 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0084486 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0072912 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0084785 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0087590 Powell Kentucky
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0093902 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0087586 Rowan Kentucky
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0087589 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0084647 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0051798 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0099652 Hamilton Tennessee
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
HTTU007829 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0015521 Blount Tennessee
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0118382 Floyd Kentucky
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0056907 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0086966 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0084784 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0084783 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0055439 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0051125 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
APSC0084485 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Rhododendron periclymenoides
HTTU014610 Morgan Tennessee
HTTU
Rhododendron periclymenoides
HTTU007830 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Rhododendron periclymenoides
HTTU007832 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Rhododendron periclymenoides
HTTU014611 Morgan Tennessee
HTTU
Rhododendron periclymenoides
N/A Franklin Tennessee 16 Apr 1998 Sarah Gaines
UOS
Rhododendron periclymenoides
HTTU034575 Jackson Tennessee 10 Apr 1998 Meredith L. Moore
66
HTTU
Rhododendron periclymenoides
HTTU007828 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Rhododendron periclymenoides
HTTU007827 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Rhododendron periclymenoides
HTTU025054 Coffee Tennessee
HTTU
Rhododendron periclymenoides
MTSU017597 Tennessee Virginia Packett
MTSU
Rhododendron periclymenoides
MTSU017619 Hamilton Tennessee 21 Apr 2007 Brandon Richards
MTSU
Rhododendron periclymenoides
UCHT041971 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110636 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110623 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110619 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110625 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110631 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110632 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
N/A Hawkins Tennessee 05 Oct 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
ETSU
Rhododendron periclymenoides
ETSU026910 Hawkins Tennessee 05 Oct 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
191066
ETSU
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110630 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110620 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110634 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110628 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110627 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110629 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110621 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110633 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110635 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110622 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110626 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
BRIT110624 Tennessee
VDB
Rhododendron periclymenoides
ETSU032360 Polk Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Rhododendron periclymenoides
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Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Dwayne Estes
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Milo Pyne
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Milo Pyne
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Milo Pyne
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Milo Pyne
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Milo Pyne
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Milo Pyne
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Sunny Fleming
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Sunny Fleming
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Tara Littlefield
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Tara Littlefield
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Tara Littlefield
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Tara Littlefield