Pinxter Flower: Wild Honeysuckle: Pink or Purple Azalea.

Rhododendron nudiflorum. Heath Family. May - June.

A shrub 2 - 6 feet high; found in open woods, swamps. Massachusetts to Florida, west to Illinois, Missouri, Texas.

Flowers

Crimson-pink to nearly white, the base of the long, narrow tube deeper in color, divisions 5, 6 long, protruding filaments; flowers borne in small, terminal clusters, opening with or before the leaves.

Leaves

Usually clustered, tapering at each end.

Wild Azalea.

Wild Azalea.