Ericaceae Rhododendron calendulaceum (Michx.) Torr.

Flame Azalea

Cherokee - Food, Unspecified

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 24

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Scientific name: Rhododendron calendulaceum (Michx.) Torr.
USDA symbol: RHCA4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Flame Azalea
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Unspecified
Notes: Fungus 'apple' formed on the stem eaten to appease thirst.

RECRD: 9095 id: 32853