Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2843

Shrub, Subshrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, endemic to western NC

Look for it in 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 further south in McDowell County, NC, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hudsonia montana   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hudsonia montana   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 129-01-002:
Hudsonia montana   FAMILY Cistaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Golden-heather