Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3283

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (its range centered on the Appalachian Mtns)

Look for it in dry pine woodlands, other woodlands, forest edges, old fields, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales

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 (1968) 129-03-004:
Lechea racemulosa   FAMILY Cistaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Racemose Pinweed, Oblong-fruit Pinweed