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Rhododendron flammeum

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Oconee azalea
Categories:
Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Good heat tolerance; native to mid-southeastern US. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.

Description:
Woody, evergreen or deciduous shrubs; leaves alternate, simple, smooth- or toothed-margined; flowers in a terminal cluster, tubular, 5-parted, white to deep pink or yellow; fruit an elongated capsule.
Height:
6-8 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple leaves
Flower:
1.2 to 1.8 in. scarlet, yellow, pink, salmon, bright red flowers in spring; has an orange blotch; not fragrant; no glands
Zones:
6 to 7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Form:
Mounded
Poison Part:
All parts.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Salivation, watering of eyes and nose, abdominal pain, loss of energy, depression, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, difficult breathing, progressive paralysis of arms and legs, coma.
Toxic Principle:
Andromedotoxin.
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated woody shrub; forest or natural area.
Width:
6-8 ft.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1745

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