Anyone know what this wildflower is?
With those long stamens it looks like an azalea.Several, including the Cumberland variety are, I believe, native to your area.http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B670/B670.htm
Thanks, Alan. It pays to have smart friends...I was in the Cumberland Gap region of Kentucky, if that helps. There was such a wide variety at that link that the best I could say is, Maybe.
Oh, I just saw the Cumberland Azalea and that sure looks like it to me.
Unfortunately there is not (at least not that I could find) a good free dichotomous key to shrubbery (Bring me a shrubbery!!) online, so that was the best I could find, but the flowers and leaves do look similar.Though I took my botany classes sometime during the last millennium so what do I know? :)
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