Lechea sessiliflora


New Fl. 1: 97. 1836.

Common names: Pineland pinweed
Synonyms: Lechea exserta Small L. patula Leggett L. prismatica Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 395. Mentioned on page 390.

Herbs, perennial. Stems: basal produced; flowering erect, 15–70 cm, sericeous. Leaves of flowering stems alternate or subopposite; blade linear to narrowly elliptic, 4–15 × 0.3–1.5 mm, apex acute, abaxial surface pilose on midvein and margins, adaxial glabrous. Pedicels 1 per axil, 1–1.8 mm. Flowers: calyx 0.8–1.1 mm, outer sepals usually ± equaling or longer than, occasionally shorter than, inner. Capsules ellipsoid to obovoid, 1.6–1.9 × 0.9–1.1 mm, longer than calyx, with persistent stigma. Seeds 1(–2).

Phenology: Flowering summer; fruiting fall.
Habitat: Sandhills, pine-oak woodlands, flatwoods, dry, open sites
Elevation: 10–100 m


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Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., N.C., S.C.


Selected References


Lower Taxa

... more about "Lechea sessiliflora"
David E. Lemke +
Rafinesque +
Pineland pinweed +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Miss. +, N.C. +  and S.C. +
10–100 m +
Sandhills, pine-oak woodlands, flatwoods, dry, open sites +
Flowering summer +  and fruiting fall. +
Lechea exserta +, L. patula +  and L. prismatica +
Lechea sessiliflora +
species +