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Hudsonia montana

Hudsonia montana, Photo: US Forest Service

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales

Familia: Cistaceae
Genus: Hudsonia
Species: Hudsonia montana

Hudsonia montana Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 2: 5 1818.

Hudsonia ericoides subsp. montana (Nutt.) Nickerson & J. T. Skog

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Southeastern USA
USA (North Carolina: Table Mt.)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Nuttall, T. 1818. The genera of North American plants, and a catalogue of the species, to the year 1817. Volume 2. 245 + 10 pp., D. Heartt, Philadelphia. BHL Reference page. : 2. 5


Hassler, M. 2019. Hudsonia montana. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 October 13. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Hudsonia montana in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 October 13. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Hudsonia montana. Published online. Accessed: October 13 2019. 2019. Hudsonia montana. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 October 13.

Vernacular names
English: Mountain goldenheather

Hudsonia montana is a rare species of flowering plant in the rock-rose family known by the common name mountain goldenheather. It is endemic to North Carolina, where it is present in only two counties. It is a federally listed threatened species of the United States.

This is a small shrub forming low bushes up to 30 or 40 centimeters tall. The spreading stems are covered in green, needle-like leaves and the plant blooms in bright yellow flowers in June and July.[1]

The plant is known from Burke and McDowell Counties in North Carolina. There are seven populations.[2]

This species is sometimes considered a subspecies of Hudsonia ericoides.[3]

The Latin specific epithet montana refers to mountains or coming from mountains.[4]

Hudsonia montana. The Nature Conservancy.
Hudsonia montana. Archived 2010-12-15 at the Wayback Machine Center for Plant Conservation.
"Hudsonia ericoides subsp. montana". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 21 January 2018.
Archibald William Smith A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins, p. 239, at Google Books

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