This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Oconee azalea
- Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Good heat tolerance; native to mid-southeastern US. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.
- 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.
- 6-8 ft.
- Alternate, simple leaves
- 1.2 to 1.8 in. scarlet, yellow, pink, salmon, bright red flowers in spring; has an orange blotch; not fragrant; no glands
- 6 to 7
- Partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
- Poison Part:
- All parts.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- 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:
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated woody shrub; forest or natural area.
- 6-8 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1745