Rhododendron viscosum. Heath Family. June - July. A shrub 3 - 7 feet high, resembling the earlier-blooming Pink Azalea. Found in swamps, generally near the coast. Maine, south and west to Ohio and Arkansas.
White or pink-tinged, 5-lobed; tube longer than the lobes, sticky-hairy outside.
Blunt lance-shaped, margins and midrib bristly.