All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Swamp Azalea; Clammy Azalea</strong>
<span style="color: blue;">Aquatic</span> 
<em>Rhododendron viscosum</em> /Heath Family<br>
These wild azalea flowers have a very strong, sweet fragrance. They are also quite sticky (thus the name "viscos...
Swamp Azalea; Clammy Azalea
Aquatic
Rhododendron viscosum /Heath Family

These wild azalea flowers have a very strong, sweet fragrance. They are also quite sticky (thus the name "viscosum") as I learned when I removed some loose, brown, wilted flower petals for this photograph! All parts of azaleas are deadly poisonous to people.
Perennial
Where seen: Piney River Pocket Wilderness, Great Smoky Mountains NP

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