Lechea divaricata

Shuttleworth ex Britton

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 21: 249. 1894.

Common names: Dry-sand or spreading pinweed
Conservation concernEndemic
Synonyms: Lechea major var. divaricata (Shuttleworth ex Britton) A. Gray
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 391. Mentioned on page 390.

Herbs, perennial. Stems: basal not produced; flowering erect, 25–60 cm, spreading-villous. Leaves of flowering stems alternate; blade lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, 5–8 × 1–3 mm, apex acute, abaxial surface villous on midvein and margins, adaxial glabrous. Pedicels 1 per axil, 1–1.5 mm. Flowers: calyx 1.3–1.5 mm, usually lightly colored basally, outer sepals shorter than inner. Capsules ellipsoid, 1.8–2 × 1.6–1.7 mm, longer than calyx. Seeds 1(–3), membranous coat white.

Phenology: Flowering spring; fruiting summer–fall.
Habitat: Dry, open sand-scrub and flatwoods
Elevation: 0–100 m


Of conservation concern.

Lechea divaricata is endemic to peninsular Florida but apparently absent from the Florida Keys. A report of L. divaricata from Alabama was based on a misidentified specimen of L. mucronata (D. D. Spaulding 2013).

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David E. Lemke +
Shuttleworth ex Britton +
Dry-sand or spreading pinweed +
0–100 m +
Dry, open sand-scrub and flatwoods +
Flowering spring +  and fruiting summer–fall. +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
Conservation concern +  and Endemic +
Lechea major var. divaricata +
Lechea divaricata +
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