Hudsonia montana facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHudsonia montana
Critically Imperiled (NatureServe)
Hudsonia montana is a rare species of flowering plant in the rock-rose family known by the common name mountain goldenheather. It is endemic to North Carolina, where it is present in only two counties. It is a federally listed threatened species of the United States.
This is a small shrub forming low bushes up to 30 or 40 centimeters tall. The spreading stems are covered in green, needle-like leaves and the plant blooms in bright yellow flowers in June and July.
This species is sometimes considered a subspecies of Hudsonia ericoides.
The Latin specific epithet montana refers to mountains or coming from mountains.
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