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Helianthemum propinquum

Helianthemum propinquum E.P. Bicknell

Creeping Frostweed, Low Frostweed

Cistaceae (Rock-rose family)

Synonym(s): Crocanthemum propinquum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CT , DE , MA , MD , NC , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , TN , VA , WV
Native Habitat: Open woodlands, rock outcrops, sandplain grasslands, maritime heathlands, clearings, fields.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 34 - Go Botany (2019) Native Plant Trust
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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