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Catawba Rhododendron Album
Ericaceae
Rhododendron catawabiense album


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Ericaceae Family

Rhododendron Genus

Location

Native to the east coast of the United States

Physical Description
Flower broadly funnel-shaped, 2⅜" to 3" across, white with green or brown markings. Conical-shaped truss holds about 18 flowers. Leaves ovate, convex, 2⅜" to 4" long, dark green.


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General Information

The first written account of rhododendrons goes back to the 4th Century B. C. in Greece. It relates to the poisoning of ten thousand soldiers by honey of Rhododendron luteum (Azalea pontica). Rhododendron poisoning has since been confirmed repeatedly. A poisonous compound is found in rhododendron nectar, producing low blood pressure, shock and even death

Medicinal Uses: In homoeopathic medicine a tincture of the fresh leaves is said to be curative of diarrhea, amenorrhea, chorea, affections of the eyes and ears, and neuralgia. Much used in Siberia as a remedy for rheumatism. Also useful in gout and syphilis.

This plant is poisonous and not edible due to the presence of Grayanotoxins, nad Andromedotoxin which causes Salivation, watering of eyes and nose, abdominal pain, loss of energy, depression, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, difficult breathing, progressive paralysis of arms and legs, coma

Treatment for Grayanotoxins: Because the intoxication is rarely fatal and recovery generally occurs within 24 hours, intervention may not be required. Severe low blood pressure usually responds to the administration of fluids and correction of bradycardia; therapy with vasopressors (agents that stimulate contraction of the muscular tissue of the capillaries and arteries) is only rarely required. Sinus bradycardia and conduction defects usually respond to atropine therapy; however, in at least one instance the use of a temporary pacemaker was required.

Other Notes: : Catawba, the predominant Rhododendron in the Appalachian Mountains, is the state flower of West Virginia, and is in the Flag of West Virginia





Catawba Rhododendron Album
Flower Closeup



Catawba Rhododendron Album
flowers and a bud



Catawba Rhododendron Album
Flowers



Catawba Rhododendron Album
Bush

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