Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3059

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in GA & SC (rare in NC)

Look for it on sandy roadsides, in fields, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petioles to 3mm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
5 petals in chasmogamous flowers/ petals absent in cleistogamous flowers
Numerous stamens in chasmogamous flowers/ few in cleistogamous flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Crocanthemum rosmarinifolium   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthemum rosmarinifolium   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 129-02-007:
Helianthemum rosmarinifolium   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Crocanthemum rosmarinifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crocanthemum rosmarinifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Rosemary Sunrose, Rosemary Frostweed


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picture of Helianthemum rosmarinifolium, image of Crocanthemum rosmarinifolium

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_rosmarinifolium2b

June    Richmond County    NC

picture of Helianthemum rosmarinifolium, image of Crocanthemum rosmarinifolium

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_rosmarinifolium3

June    Richmond County    NC

Short stellate hairs give a gray-green cast to this densely pubescent plant, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

picture of Helianthemum rosmarinifolium, image of Crocanthemum rosmarinifolium

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_rosmarinifolium3b

June    Richmond County    NC

Leaves ascending to erect, lance-shaped to broadly linear, 2-7mm wide, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.