Lechea lakelae


Rhodora 76: 481. 1974.

Common names: Lakela’s pinweed
Conservation concernEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 392. Mentioned on page 390.

Herbs, perennial. Stems: basal not produced; flowering erect, (20–)30–40 cm, glabrous. Leaves of flowering stems alternate; blade linear to narrowly elliptic, 7–15 × 0.5–1.5 mm, apex rounded to acute, surfaces glabrous. Pedicels 1 per axil, 0.7–2 mm. Flowers: calyx 1.5–1.9 mm, slightly indurate, discolored basally, outer sepals shorter than inner. Capsules ovoid to globose, 1.2–1.6 × 1–1.4 mm, ± equaling calyx. Seeds 2–3.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer; fruiting late summer–fall.
Habitat: Dry, sandy, open sites, coastal woodlands
Elevation: 0–10 m


Of conservation concern.

Lechea lakelae is known only from coastal scrub woodlands in Collier County; it has not been collected since 1987 and may have been extirpated.

Selected References


Lower Taxa