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Swamp Azalea

Swamp Azalea

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

Park Locations

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

East Side from 60th - 62nd Streets just south of Wollman Rink

North Woods

Mid-Park at the Ravine from 101st to 110th Street