Shrubs of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Ericaceae
Rhododendron prinophyllum (Rosebud-azalia)
Flower colorpink
Number of petals5
Petal statefused
Leaf persistencedeciduous
Leaf arrangementalternate
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginentire
Leaf/leaflet shapeelliptic
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorbrown
Flowering datesearly-mid June
Fruiting datesAugust
HabitatMoist woods
LocalityNotch Visitor's Center.
DescriptionDeciduous shrub 3 ? 10 feet tall that blooms either just before or just as it leafs out. The leaves are pale green and 1 - 3 inches long. The flowers are 1 - 2 inches across and have glandular hairs. The fruit is an elongate capsule.
CommentIt is more common on the north side of the Range and is rarely found on basalt.
Habit photoPW
Habit photo 2PW
Flower photoPW
Flower photo 2PW
Leaf photoPW