|Also known as:||Woolly Beach-heather, False Heather, Woolly Hudsonia, Poverty Grass|
|Habitat:||sun; dunes, pine barrens, sandy beaches|
|Bloom season:||May - July|
|Plant height:||4 to 8 inches|
|MN county distribution (click map to enlarge):|
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Single flowers densely packed along branching stems in a spike-like array. Flowers are about ¼ inch wide, 5 bright yellow oval petals set about a fine spray of 9 to 18 spidery yellow stamens, surrounding a single style.
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Photos by K. Chayka and Peter M. Dziuk taken at Helen Allison SNA in Anoka county.
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