Hudsonia ericoides
pine barrens heather

Hudsonia ericoides
Hudsonia ericoides
photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Hudsonia ericoides
Common name: pine barrens heather
Group: dicot
Family: Cistaceae
Growth type: sub-shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 4 - 8"
Foliage: alternate, needle-like, evergreen
Flower: yellow, 3/8" across, 5 petals
Flowering time: May to July
Habitat: dry sand of pinelands, upper beaches
Range in New Jersey: pine barrens; infrequent elsewhere on the Coastal Plain
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. Hudsonia ericoides  is not a true heather.