Rhododendron canadense
Pentanthera subgenus
Epithet: From Canada
Distribution: Labrador, Newfoundland, Quebec to New England, central New York, NE Pennsylvania, N New Jersey.
Flowers: 3-6 flowered, opening before leaves, 10 stamens; rotate-campanulate, 1.6-1.8cm long, 2 lipped, rose-purple or white
Foliage: deciduous, scattered, oblong, elliptic or oblong-oval, 20-55 x 6-23mm, upper surface pale bluish green, strigose; lower surface densely, minutely downy.
Height: shrub to 1.2m

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Photo: Jamie Ellison