Definition of Alpine azalea
1. Noun. Creeping mat-forming evergreen shrub of high mountain regions of northern hemisphere grown for its rose-pink flowers.
Group relationships: Genus Loiseleuria, Loiseleuria
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alpine Azalea
Literary usage of Alpine azalea
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1. Wild Flowers of the North American Mountains by Julia W. Henshaw (1915)
"The Trailing alpine azalea is a very attractive though rather rare plant among the mountains. It has lovely little pink bells with purplish sepals growing ..."
2. Alpines and Bog-plants by Reginald John Farrer (1908)
"You will find the alpine azalea all over the higher ranges of Scotland, and everywhere in the upper Alps. It makes a great part in that fine, ..."
3. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"alpine azalea. Ericaceae. From Greek, ''ground Cestus". Syn. Loiseleuria, Desv. 1813; Azalea, in part. Low shrub. One species, circumpolar (US). a. ..."
4. Norwegian Pictures, Drawn with Pen and Pencil: Containing Also a Glance at by Richard Lovett (1890)
"Few of the Alpine plants had yet begun to flower; but in many places exposed to the sun I observed enormous patches in full bloom of the alpine azalea. ..."
5. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"(The same or a related species on the higher mountains of NC Britton and Brown.) alpine azalea A similarly much-branched, spreading, , • , • matted, ..."