A little non-descript perennial that grows in openings amoungst shrubs,. When it flowers it turns into a small sun. In Lompoc the glowing mounds of Sunrose are along the trails with Ceanothus imp.imp., Ceanothus ramulosus, Ceanothus cuneatus Arcto. purissima, Arcto rudis, and Salvia mellifera.
Helianthemum scoparium tolerates sand and serpentine.
Foliage of Helianthemum scoparium is deciduous.
Flower of Helianthemum scoparium has color yellow.
Communities for Helianthemum scoparium:Chaparral, Closed-cone Pine Forest and Coastal Sage Scrub.