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Helianthemum nashii

Helianthemum nashii Britton

Florida Scrub Frostweed, Florida Scrub Sunrose

Cistaceae (Rock-rose family)

Synonym(s): Crocanthemum nashii, Crocanthemum thyrsoideum, Helianthemum thyrsoideum

USDA Symbol: HENA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 15 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Showy flowers appear early in the growing season, followed 1 to 3 months later by self-pollinating flowers without petals.

Distribution

USA: FL , NC
Native Habitat: Xeric sand-pine and oak scrub, on stable maritime dunes and inland sandhills.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 nashii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Helianthemum nashii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Helianthemum nashii

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-10-29
Research By: CBR

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