OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 13 taxa in the family Cistaceae, Rockrose family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon Common Name: Woolly Beach-heather

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hudsonia tomentosa   FAMILY: Cistaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Hudsonia tomentosa var. tomentosa   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hudsonia tomentosa 129-01-001   FAMILY: Cistaceae

 

Habitat: Dunes, sand flats, blowouts (in DE, NC, VA), high elevation quartzitic sandstone outcrops (in WV)

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mountain Golden-heather

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hudsonia montana   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hudsonia montana   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hudsonia montana 129-01-002   FAMILY: Cistaceae

 

Habitat: Shallow sandy soils on ledges of quartzite or other felsic rocks in the Blue Ridge Escarpment, at various sites along the eastern side of Linville Gorge, Burke County, NC, and disjunct farther south in McDowell County, NC (Singecat Ridge)

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Northern Golden-heather

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Hudsonia ericoides   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hudsonia ericoides   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hudsonia ericoides 129-01-003   FAMILY: Cistaceae

 

Habitat: Sandy flats in longleaf pine sandhills (SC) or Coastal Plain pitch pine barrens (DE, NJ, NY)

Rare

Native to South Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Sunrose, Carolina Frostweed, Carolina Rockrose

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Crocanthemum carolinianum   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Helianthemum carolinianum   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Helianthemum carolinianum 129-02-001   FAMILY: Cistaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, pine savannas, dry pine flatwoods, scrubby flatwoods

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Canada Frostweed, Canada Sunrose, Canada Rockrose

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Crocanthemum canadense   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Helianthemum canadense   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Helianthemum canadense 129-02-003   FAMILY: Cistaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, woodlands, forest edges, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Low Frostweed, Creeping Sunrose

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Crocanthemum propinquum   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Helianthemum propinquum   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Helianthemum propinquum 129-02-004   FAMILY: Cistaceae

 

Habitat: Woodlands, rock outcrops, sandy barrens and fields

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Georgia Sunrose, Georgia Frostweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Crocanthemum georgianum   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Helianthemum georgianum   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Helianthemum georgianum 129-02-005   FAMILY: Cistaceae

 

Habitat: Openings in maritime forests, sandy disturbed areas

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Hoary Frostweed, Plains Frostweed, Plains Sunrose, Bicknell's Hoary Rockrose

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Crocanthemum bicknellii   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Helianthemum bicknellii   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Helianthemum bicknellii 129-02-006   FAMILY: Cistaceae

 

Habitat: Woodlands, glades, barrens, rock outcrops, grassy balds, serpentine grasslands, to at least 1500m in elevation

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Rosemary Sunrose, Rosemary Frostweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Crocanthemum rosmarinifolium   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Helianthemum rosmarinifolium   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Helianthemum rosmarinifolium 129-02-007   FAMILY: Cistaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, sandy roadsides, fields

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Hairy Pinweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Lechea mucronata   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lechea mucronata   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lechea villosa 129-03-001   FAMILY: Cistaceae

 

Habitat: Open dry habitats, longleaf pine sandhills, dunes, dry hammocks, woodlands

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Pinweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lechea tenuifolia   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lechea tenuifolia   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lechea tenuifolia 129-03-003   FAMILY: Cistaceae

 

Habitat: Dry oak-pine forests and openings

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain & Carolina Piedmont (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Racemose Pinweed, Appalachian Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lechea racemulosa   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lechea racemulosa   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lechea racemulosa 129-03-004   FAMILY: Cistaceae

 

Habitat: Dry pine woodlands, other woodlands, forest edges, old fields

Common (uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Deckert's Pinweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Lechea deckertii   FAMILY: Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lechea deckertii   FAMILY: Cistaceae

 

Habitat: Florida scrub, longleaf pine sandhills

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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