Hudsonia tomentosa Nutt.
Beach Heath, Woolly Beachheather
Cistaceae (Rock-Rose Family)
USDA Symbol: HUTO
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: CT , DE , IA , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , RI , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , 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.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sandy
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hudsonia tomentosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hudsonia tomentosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hudsonia tomentosa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff