Hudsonia tomentosa
Family: Cistaceae
false heather, woolly beach-heather
Hudsonia tomentosa image
Arthur Meeks  
Etymology: Hudsonia: for William Houston, early English botanist,
Plants: matting, perennial, 1"-24" tall, evergreen shrub
Leaves: narrowly linear to scale-like with dense, whitish hairs
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide; blooms May-July
Habitat: dry; beaches, inland sands; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native