A total of 53 photos of rhododendrons are included in this gallery. Rhododendrons describe any plant with the genus of Rhododendron in the family Ericaceae. Azaleas are rhododendrons; but, not all rhododendrons are azaleas. There are a few ways to distinguish whether the plant is a true rhododendron or if it is an azalea. Rhododendron flowers have at least 10 stamens and are usually funnel shaped while azalea flowers have 5 stamens and are usually bell-shaped. Azalea leaves contain hair and most are shed seasonally; rhododendron leaves have small dots on their undersides and most stay intact year round.