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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Ceratiola ericoides Michx.
Sand heath, Sandhill rosemary
USDA Symbol: CEER3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Rounded shrub with many erect branches.
Leaves: 1/2”, needle-like, thick, with curled-under edges; seem whorled.
Sand-heath provides cover and nesting habitat for various types of birds, including the Florida Scrub-Jay, which is on the U.S. Endangered Species List as a threatened species. Although often called rosemary, this plant is not the culinary herb (Rosmarinus officinalis), although it does resemble it.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: bronze
sporadic throughout the rest of the year with rain
, SC Canada: NS Native Distribution:
Coastal plain from South Carolina to Florida and as far west as Mississippi. Native Habitat:
Sandhills, scrub, dunes; pine and mixed woodlands.
BenefitFragrant Foliage: yes
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Native ground cover to replace grass in Florida.
February 04, 2008
Where can I find a list of ground covers to replace my grass. I live in the south of Ocala Florida.
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Record Last Modified: 2013-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff