Bushy Rockrose

Species Name: Crocanthemum dumosum

Image Source: http://www.salicicola.com/photos/gallery/view/1418/15298/20140601samsu1818cs
Image Source: http://www.salicicola.com/photos/gallery/view/1418/15298/20140601samsu1818cs

Species Distribution in Massachusetts

image003

Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

All occurrences in Massachusetts have been associated with coastal plains. Typically found in the open sand soils of coastal sandplains and heathlands, although it can be found along the mowed edges of golf courses along the coast.

Threats to Survival

Thrives in early succession habitats and areas of mild disturbance, and due to development and a weakened fire regimen, this habitat is difficult to maintain.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Research has shown that reproductive success has increased after periods of disturbance, with fire, mowing and soil scarification all showing an encouragement in regeneration and enhanced adult growth.