Rhododendron canescens

Only eight slots left.  Please sign up today if you’d like to join us on this members only, unique field trip to Hurricane Creek in Lumpkin County, to see Georgia native azaleas species or natural hypbrids including triploids.  The species present are R. canescens, calendulaceum and arborescens.  The population is quite large, plants numbering in the thousands.  What is most impressive is the significant interaction between the tetraploid calendulaceum and tetraploid calendulaceum and the diploid species.  

This Members Only field trip is led by Charles Andrews, president of the Azalea Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society (ASA). Charles has published in the Journal American Rhododendron SocietyThe Azalean magazine of the ASA, and is presently compiling his work in a book on native azaleas.  This private area in Lumpkin Country comprises of approximately 700 acres and is rich in native azaleas and natural hybrids. For reasons of privacy and protection of the azaleas this field trip is open to GNPS members only.  Detailed information on the exact location of this site will be sent to those who register for this trip.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring water, snacks, and a camera.  For those who have one, we will need all wheel drive or 4 wheel drive vehicles to drive on trails throughout the area, and be willing to carpool.   Driving directions will be provided to registered attendees.  Thursday April 13, 2017 from 10 am – 2 pm. Click here to register:  



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