Rhododendron viscosum
swamp azalea , clammy azalea, swamp honeysuckle

Rhododendron viscosum
Rhododendron viscosum
Photo Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Rhododendron viscosum
Common name: swamp azalea , clammy azalea, swamp honeysuckle
Group: dicot
Family: Ericaceae
Growth type: subshrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 3 - 8'
Foliage: alternate, simple green leaves
Flower: white with sticky red hairs 3/4"--1-1/2" long
Flowering time: June - July; fruit early Sept. to October
Habitat: wet, open ground of woods and shaded edges, swamps
Range in New Jersey: statewide; most abundant in the Pine barrens
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. R. viscosum is an obligate wetlands species. Various varieties are used in horticulture.

Very fragrant flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.