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Hudsonia tomentosa Nutt.
Beach Heath, Woolly beachheather
USDA Symbol: HUTO
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A low, matted, somewhat woody evergreen with numerous small, sulfur-yellow flowers at the tops of short branches.
Golden Heather (H. ericoides), with greenish foliage and outward spreading leaves, is found in dry pinelands or sands from Newfoundland and Nova Scotia south to Delaware and South Carolina.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Subshrub Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
CT , DE , IA , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , RI , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: NB
, SK Native Distribution:
New Brunswick south along the coast to North Carolina; also Great Lakes region to Minnesota. Native Habitat:
Sand dunes and poor soil openings. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sandy
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff