Hudsonia tomentosa Nutt.
Common Name: BEACH-HEATH, FALSE HEATHER
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

Sandy shores and dunes, including old dune ridges, often with scattered pine, oak, or other trees; especially characteristic along Lake Superior from Whitefish Point to Grand Marais and along Lake Michigan; occasionally inland on sandy shores and plains, again with pines and oaks.

A bushy little shrub, ± white-pubescent, sometimes forming large mats on rather stabilized dunes and beaches. It might be mistaken for a form of juniper, except for the small but copious bright yellow flowers.

Locations

Alger County
Allegan County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Crawford County
Delta County
Houghton County
Iosco County
Kalkaska County
Keweenaw County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Luce County
Mackinac County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Muskegon County
Oceana County
Ottawa County
Schoolcraft County
Van Buren County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=813.