Woolly hudsonia is classified as a threatened species in Connecticut.
- Family: rockrose (Cistaceae)
- Habitat: beaches, pine barrens, sand hills
- Height: 3-8 inches
- Flower size: 1/4 inch across
- Flower color: yellow
- Flowering time: May to July
- Origin: native
A comparison of twigs of woolly hudsonia and its relative, golden-heather. Woolly hudsonia twigs look whitish because of tiny white hairs on the leaves. Golden-heather has longer, needle-like leaves. These twigs were photographed in July. At the time of flowering, the differences are less distinct because the golden-heather leaves are not yet fully elongated.