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Rhododendron prinophyllum = R. roseum

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Election pink, Roseshell azalea
Cultivar(s):
Elegans
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Hardy. 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:
2-8 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, bright green leaves; fall color is green to bronze
Flower:
Pure pink flowers; sugary clove fragrance; 5-9 per cluster
Zones:
4 to 8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Form:
Much-branched; spreading branches
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:
2-8 ft.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1751

Rhododendron prinophyllum Rhododendron prinophyllum
Will Pollard, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0