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Helianthemum carolinianum (Carolina frostweed)
Cressler, Alan

Helianthemum carolinianum

Helianthemum carolinianum (Walter) Michx.

Carolina Frostweed

Cistaceae (Rock-Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Crocanthemum carolinianum

USDA Symbol: HECA4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 15 inches tall, often shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Helianthemum carolinianum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Helianthemum carolinianum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Helianthemum carolinianum


Record Modified: 2022-11-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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