Lechea maritima var. maritima

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 393.

Flowering stems erect to procumbent, 15–35 cm × 1–2.5 mm, mostly branching proximal to middle. Sepals usually strongly maroon tinged, sometimes brown, outer sepals shorter than inner. Seeds 3–4(–5), weakly 3-sided or 2-sided and convex.

Phenology: Flowering summer; fruiting late summer–fall.
Habitat: Coastal sands, pine barrens
Elevation: 0–20 m


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Conn., Del., Maine, Md., Mass., N.H., N.J., N.Y., R.I.


Disjunct populations from eastern Canada are treated here as var. subcylindrica.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

David E. Lemke +
Conn. +, Del. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +  and R.I. +
0–20 m +
Coastal sands, pine barrens +
Flowering summer +  and fruiting late summer–fall. +
Catal. Fl. New Jersey, +
Lechea minor var. maritima +
Lechea maritima var. maritima +
Lechea maritima +
variety +