Common Name: Swamp Azalea
Botanical Name: Rhododendron viscosum
Plant Type: Shrub
Plant Size: Up to 8 feet
Typical Bloom Time: May to July
The Swamp azalea is native to wooded and open swamps and stream sides, from Maine to Florida, Ohio to Texas. Its fragrant flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds during the summer months. In fall, its foliage turns a vibrant red.
Photo by Photo by Seig Kopinitz