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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lechea racemulosa   FAMILY Cistaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lechea racemulosa   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 129-03-004:
Lechea racemulosa   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lechea racemulosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lera_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm210507_0142

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0144

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaves linear to linear-elliptic, to 1.5cm long and 2.5mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0148

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm210605_1058 copy

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm210605_1059

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm210605_1061

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm210605_1072

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm210706_1842

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm210706_1847

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm180821_3948

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm180821_3948b

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Flowers and fruits borne singly (not fascicled), pedicels usually straight, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm180821_3949

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Plants profusely branched, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm180821_3949b

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm180821_3952b

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Tiny flowers' 3 red petals expand only briefly but persist after withering, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm180821_3954

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4228

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Base of fruiting calyx obconic, contrasting in color & texture w rest of calyx, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4270

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4333

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4333b

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm190825_0969

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm190825_0969b

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Lechea racemulosa, Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed

JK Marlow    jkm200808_6958

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lechea racemulosa   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lechea racemulosa   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 129-03-004:
Lechea racemulosa   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lechea racemulosa

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3283

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Dry pine woodlands, other woodlands, forest edges, old fields, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Basal shoots evergreen
Simple
Basal rosette & lower opposite, subopposite or whorled, upper usually alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Reddish or maroon
5 sepals
3 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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