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Rhododendron prinophyllum

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Election pink azalea, Roseshell azalea
Cultivar(s):
Pink Lights, Rosey Lights , Marie Hoffman , Spicy Lights
Categories:
Native Plants, Poisonous Plants
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:
8 ft.
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil
Fruit:
Clove-scented, two-toned, pink flowers
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.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 538

Rhododendron prinophyllum Rhododendron prinophyllum
Will Pollard, CC BY-ND - 4.0
Rhododendron prinophyllum Rhododendron prinophyllum
J. Maughn, CC BY-NC-2.0