OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hudsonia tomentosa   FAMILY Cistaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hudsonia tomentosa var. tomentosa   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 129-01-001:
Hudsonia tomentosa   FAMILY Cistaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Woolly Beach-heather


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image of Hudsonia tomentosa, Woolly Beach-heather

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.

image of Hudsonia tomentosa, Woolly Beach-heather

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.

image of Hudsonia tomentosa, Woolly Beach-heather

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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
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) 129-01-001:
Hudsonia tomentosa   FAMILY Cistaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3073

Shrub; Subshrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

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