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Plant Details

Crocanthemum bicknellii

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

Scientific Name:

Crocanthemum bicknellii

Common Name:

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

Plant Family

Cistaceae (Rockrose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

yellow

Size in Feet:

.5 to 1.5

Bloom Time:

June to July

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

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

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

SC-V: Special Concern: Vulnerable (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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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