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Crocanthemum bicknellii

Hoary Frostweed, Plains Frostweed, Plains Sunrose, Bicknell's Hoary Rockrose

Scientific Name:

Crocanthemum bicknellii

Genus:

Crocanthemum

Species Epithet:

bicknellii

Common Name:

Hoary Frostweed, Plains Frostweed, Plains Sunrose, Bicknell's Hoary Rockrose

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Cistaceae (Rockrose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Woodlands, glades, barrens, rock outcrops, and grassy balds, to at least 1500m in elevation.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

SC-V: Special Concern: Vulnerable (*Key)

Notes:

Nectar source for bees and butterflies.

In bloom

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Close-up of flower

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Buds

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Foliage

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Close-up of leaves and stems

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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