Iresine heterophylla


Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 18: 95. 1916.

Common names: Standley’s bloodleaf
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 456. Mentioned on page 454.
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Herbs, perennial, 5–10 dm. Stems erect to ascending or sprawling, sparsely pubescent. Leaves opposite; blade ovate, 3–6 × 2–4 cm, apex rounded to acute, pubescent. Inflorescences: panicles 1.5–4 dm; bracts and bracteoles 1/2–1/3 as long as tepals. Flowers pedicellate; tepals whitish to stramineous, ovate, 1–1.3 mm, apex acute, densely lanate. Utricles included in tepals, greenish, ovoid, 0.8 mm, apex acute. Seeds 0.6 mm.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Sheltered ravines, canyons, pastures
Elevation: 1400-2000 m


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Ariz., N.Mex., Tex., Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, Sonora).


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Lower Taxa