Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3073

Shrub; Subshrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

Look for it on dunes, sand flats, blowouts, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple - scale-like
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
5 persistent sepals
5 petals
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 (11/30/12):
Hudsonia tomentosa   FAMILY Cistaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hudsonia tomentosa var. tomentosa   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 129-01-001:
Hudsonia tomentosa   FAMILY Cistaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Woolly Beach-heather


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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_tomentosa_5599

May    Currituck County    NC

A densely hairy, short, matlike shrub, rarely over 3dm high, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

picture of Hudsonia tomentosa, image of Hudsonia tomentosa

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_tomentosa_5605

May    Currituck County    NC

Flowers solitary, sessile at the ends of short spur shoots, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Hudsonia tomentosa, image of Hudsonia tomentosa

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_tomentosa_5607

May    Currituck County    NC

Leaves about 2mm long, scalelike, appressed to twig, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.