False Heather
Hudsonia tomentosa

False Heather (Hudsonia tomentosa) Other common names: Woolly Beach Heath

French names: Hudsonie tomenteuse

Family: Rock Rose Family (Cistaceae)

Flowers: Spring, Summer;  Yellow;  5 parts (petals)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas, Lake Beaches, Sandy Places

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 266   

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: tomentosa: tomentose

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False Heather (Hudsonia tomentosa) plant

A False Heather plant.

False Heather (Hudsonia tomentosa) plant

False Heather (Hudsonia tomentosa) plant

This is a juniper-like plant that likes to grow on sand.

False Heather (Hudsonia tomentosa) leaves and branches

False Heather branches.

False Heather (Hudsonia tomentosa) leaves and branch

False Heather (Hudsonia tomentosa) habitat

Typical False Heather habitat is on beaches.

False Heather (Hudsonia tomentosa) habitat

False Heather also grows on inland coarse sand habitat. Here it is growing amongst widely spaced White Spruce trees.

False Heather (Hudsonia tomentosa)

When False Heather dies off it looks like this.

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