Lechea torreyi

Leggett ex Britton

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 21: 251. 1894.

Common names: Piedmont pinweed
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 397. Mentioned on page 391.

Herbs, perennial. Stems: basal produced; flowering erect, 30–50 cm, densely sericeous. Leaves of flowering stems alternate to subopposite; blade linear to narrowly elliptic, 10–20 × 1–1.5 mm, apex acute, abaxial surface pilose, adaxial glabrous. Pedicels 1 per axil, 0.5–1.5 mm. Flowers: calyx 1.8–2.1 mm, outer sepals shorter than inner. Capsules ovoid, 1.5–1.7 × 1.4–1.5 mm, shorter than or ± equaling calyx, with persistent stigma. Seeds 3–6.


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Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., N.C., S.C., Central America (Belize).


Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References



1 Panicles loosely flowered; inner sepals brown in fruit, sometimes with some rust coloration; seeds 4–6 1 6a. Lechea torreyi var. torreyi > 1
1 Panicles congested; inner sepals rust colored in fruit; seeds 3 Lechea torreyi var. congesta