Cistaceae - rockrose family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 30 March 2017)

Cistaceae - rockrose family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 2 species in 2 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Hudsonia (1 species)
      Hudsonia ericoides - pine-barren false heather (occasional [see note 1 at bottom of page])
   Lechea (1 species)
      Lechea intermedia - round-fruited pinweed (occasional)

flower petals
Hudsonia yellow
Lechea red, but flowers rarely open

Hudsonia (false heather)
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Hudsonia ericoides (pine-barren false heather) - [information to be added]

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Lechea (pinweed)
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Lechea intermedia (round-fruited pinweed) - [information to be added]

   1. Frequency designations are from the book The Plants of Acadia National Park (ISBN 978-0-89101-120-0) by Glen H. Mittelhauser, Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in 2010 by The University of Maine Press.