East Coast Native Azaleas
Middle Atlantic Chapter ARS
The Species Study Group of the Middle Atlantic Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society has
been focusing on the east coast native azaleas for several years. Most of the graphic images
displayed here are from the slide program presented by the organizer of the group, George K.
McLellan, as given at the East Coast Regional Conference of the ARS in November 1999. They
have been reproduced by permission and assembled into a web page by Donald W. Hyatt.
Species Study Group
This site attempts to show the diversity in plant and flower forms of the 15
azalea species that are native to the Eastern United States.
We hope that you will appreciate the beauty and diversity of these beautiful plants,
and assist in preserving their habitat. Links are provided to several
companion sites including one on Identifying the Native Azaleas.