ⓘ Rhododendron periclymenoides

                                     

ⓘ Rhododendron periclymenoides

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 spring. They have a 2-inch 51 mm longer than the stamens, they carry a strong, sweet aroma similar to petunias. Leaves bright green, ovate. The trunk grows to be about 9 ft 2.7 m tall. Like many members of the genus, the plant contains toxins in all parts of the flower.

This species is a popular garden plant. There are unconfirmed reports of this species in the national Park Oleno in the district of Columbia, Florida, along the river of Santa Fe.