. North American trees : being descriptions and illustrations of the trees growing independently of cultivation in North America, north of Mexico and the West Indies . Trees. Fig. 688. — Mountain Rose Bay. 2. MOUNTAIN ROSE BAY Rhododendron catawbiense Michaux This evergreen shrub, sometimes be- comes a small tree, and is also called Catawba Rhododendron and Carolina Rho- dodendron. It occurs mostly on moun- tain sides and summits, from Virginia and West Virginia to Georgia and Alabama, attaining a maximum height of 6 meters, with a trunk diameter of i dm. The trunk is short, crooked, and much branched, the branches stout. The bark is thin, close and scaly. The twigs are hairy, green or purplish, becoming smooth, marked by prominent leaf scars and gray or grayish brown. The leaves are thick. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Britton, Nathaniel Lord, 1859-1934; Shafer, John Adolph. New York : H. Holt and Co.