Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4270

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Carolinas, rare in GA

Look for it in dry oak-pine forests and openings, 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 tenuifolia   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lechea tenuifolia   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 129-03-003:
Lechea tenuifolia   FAMILY Cistaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
narrowleaf pinweed


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image of Lechea tenuifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lete_001_lvd