Rhododendron calendulaceum (Michx.) Torr. - Flame Azalea
Family - Ericaceae
Flowering - April - July.
Habitat - Mixed deciduous forests.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive species can only be found in a handful of Alabama counties. The plant is a woody shrub to small tree that can reach 4m in height and have single to multiple stems. The orange-red-yellow flowers of this species make it easy to identify. The leaves are often canescent.
Photographs taken off India Rd., Auburn, AL., 4-29-05.