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Hudsonia tomentosa
 

Hudsonia tomentosa (Cistaceae), is an Illinois-endangered low, mat-forming perennial of open sands, beaches, and blowouts. There are two varieties in Illinois—tomentosa, wooly beach heather and intermedia, sand golden heather. It is found in central and eastern Canada, adjacent to the northeastern United States, and south along the Atlantic coast. H. tomentosa occurs along the Mississippi and Green rivers in northwestern Illinois in the counties of Carroll, Fulton, JoDaviess, Lee, and Whiteside.

 
 Images and Distribution:
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  *Hudsonia photos and distribution maps courtesy of PLANTS National Database.

 

Key Findings:

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Preliminary work suggests that seeds are dormant, but can be broken by scarification.

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Students Involved (Eastern Illinois University):

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Kevin Franken (1999)

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Carl Wodrich (2000)