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Hudsonia tomentosa

Hudsonia tomentosa Nutt.

Beach Heath, Woolly Beachheather

Cistaceae (Rock-Rose Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf: Gray-Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: 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 Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sandy


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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