Definition of Beach heather
1. Noun. Small heathlike plant covered with white down growing on beaches in northeastern North America.
Group relationships: Genus Hudsonia, Hudsonia
Generic synonyms: Subshrub, Suffrutex
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Literary usage of Beach heather
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1. Minnesota Plant Life by Conway MacMillan (1899)
"... more frequent north than south, but found on high rocks even to the southern border of the state. F1G. 160. beach heather. After Britton and Brown. ..."
2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1915)
"Such coastwise species as the yellow-eyed grass, Xyris flexuosa, and the beach heather, Hudsonia tomentosa, find a congenial soil here, the last named, ..."
3. New Jersey Handbook by Russell Roberts (2004)
"The park contains approximately 300 species of plants, including the largest amount of beach heather anywhere. One extremely enjoyable thing to do is walk ..."
4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Beach-heather. 3. LECHEA Kalm ; L. Sp. PI. 90. 1753. Perennial branching herbs, often woody at the base, with small entire leaves and minute panicled ..."
5. Nantucket Wild Flowers by Alice Owen Albertson (1921)
"... May-July Poverty-plant, beach heather, Ground-cedar, Bear-grass, Woolly Hudsonia, Dog's Dinner. Ground-moss, Hudsonia: for derivation see ericoides. ..."
6. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"Canada and northeastern US Woolly Hudsonia, False Heather, beach heather, Heath, Bear-grass, Dog's-dinner, Ground Cedar, Ground Moss, Poverty-grass. ..."
7. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1913)
"... the basal leaves forming rosettes in the clear sand and the foliage often tinged with purple; dense tufts of beach heather, Hudsonia tomentosa. ..."
8. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"beach heather. Three little heath-like shrubs of eastern North America, suitable for colonizing in dry places and along the seashore: low and diffusely ..."