Pleea tenuifolia


Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 248, plate 25. 1803.

Synonyms: Tofieldia tenuifolia (Michaux) Utech
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 60. Mentioned on page 59.
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Stems scapelike, with 0–4 leaves progressively reduced distally, 30–85 cm. Leaves to 50 cm × 5 mm, with short sheathing base and much longer blade arising abaxially. Inflorescences 3–8-flowered, 5–20 cm; bracts sheathing, 2–7 cm, apex aristate; bracteoles 3, distinct to base or connate to 3/4 their length, 3.5–8 mm, forming sheathing involucre ca. mid pedicel. Flowers: tepals white to yellowish, 9–17 × 2–4 mm, outer series slightly longer and wider; filaments to 5.5 mm; anthers to 4 mm; ovary narrowly conical, ca. 5 mm; styles 1–1.8 mm; pedicel 1–3.5 cm. Capsules 5.5–9 mm, coriaceous. Seeds deep reddish brown, 1–1.5 mm, with appendage 1–2 times longer than seed at one end and sometimes a much shorter one at opposite end. 2n = 30.

Phenology: Flowering late summer–autumn.
Habitat: Savannas, pocosins, marshy ground
Elevation: 0–100 m


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