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


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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    jkm180821_3948

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Lechea racemulosa

JK Marlow    jkm180821_3948b

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

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

image of Lechea racemulosa

JK Marlow    jkm180821_3949

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

Plants profusely branched, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lechea racemulosa

JK Marlow    jkm180821_3949b

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Lechea racemulosa

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

JK Marlow    jkm180821_3954

August    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Lechea racemulosa

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

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4270

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Lechea racemulosa

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4333

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Lechea racemulosa

JK Marlow    jkm180828_4333b

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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