On April 7, 2012, members of our chapter headed to Alabama to see R. alabamense in the wild. Led by Bob Stevens and Danny Hall, we visited two sites in central Alabama, south of Birmingham. Alabamense was growing primarily on rocky hillsides. No other Rhododendron species were found at this site. At the second site, we found a few past-prime R. canescens, while some alabamense were not yet fully open.