Helianthemum canadense

Helianthemum canadense
Helianthemum canadense

Helianthemum canadense
Photos, Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Helianthemum canadense
Common name: frostweed
Group: dicot
Family: Cistaceae
Growth type: forb/herb; subshrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 6 - 24"
Foliage: alternate leaved, strongly branched ascending
Flower: yellow, solitary, terminal, 3/4-1"
Flowering time: blooms late May to June; fruits early August to mid October
Habitat: dry, sandy open ground of shaded wood edges
Range in New Jersey: statewide, most abundant in the Pine barrens
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. Flowers open only in sunlight and last only one day. Later in the season, the plant has numerous small flowers without petals.