OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Hudsonia montana   FAMILY Cistaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hudsonia montana   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Variation and speciation in the genus Hudsonia (Skog & Nickerson, 1972)
Hudsonia ericoides ssp. montana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 129-01-002:
Hudsonia montana   FAMILY Cistaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Golden-heather


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image of Hudsonia montana, Mountain Golden-heather

Keith Bradley    kab_hudsonia_montana_0041

June    Burke County    NC

Pisgah National Forest

Lowgrowing subshrub w needle-like evergreen leaves & solitary yellow flowers, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Hudsonia montana   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hudsonia montana   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Variation and speciation in the genus Hudsonia (Skog & Nickerson, 1972)
Hudsonia ericoides ssp. montana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 129-01-002:
Hudsonia montana   FAMILY Cistaceae

 

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2843

Shrub; Subshrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

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), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple - needle-like
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
5 persistent sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers solitary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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