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Grows in pure sand. Pine barrens and dunes.
Aristida tuberculosa, Panicum villosissimum, Polygonella articulata, Opuntia humifusa, Selaginella rupestris, Smilacina stellata
Limited, Northeast and Great Lakes states.
Small woody shrub to about 1' tall. Leaves scale-like, imbricate and tightly appressed. Flowers yellow, petals 5, styles slender and elongate.
Flowers mid May to late September
Wetland indicator: Facultative-
This is a rare plant throughout most of it's range with very specific habitat requirements. It is a beautiful plant in bloom, like little mounds of silver and gold in the sand.
Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.
Michael Hough © 2005