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Rhododendron viscosum

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Clammy azalea, Swamp azalea, Swamp honeysuckle
Cultivar(s):
Lemon Drop , Viscosum , Pink Mist , Pink Rocket , var. glauca
Categories:
Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Forms a thicket with age; loose open habit. 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, lustrous green leaves
Flower:
Very fragrant, sticky white flowers in early summer
Zones:
4 to 9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Partial shade; moist to damp soil but will tolerate some drought and wet soil
Form:
Loose, open habit; numerous spreading branches
Exposure:
Partial shade; moist to damp soil but will tolerate some drought and wet soil
Fruit:
Very fragrant, sticky, white flowers in early summer
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:
3-8 ft.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 542

Rhododendron viscosum Rhododendron Viscosum
Fritz Flohr Reynolds, CC BY-NC-2.0
Rhododendron Viscosum Rhododendron Viscosum
Elvert Barnes, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Rhododendron Viscosum Rhododendron Viscosum
Elvert Barnes, CC-BY-SA-2.0