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15. Lechea tenuifolia Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 77. 1803.
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Narrowleaf pinweed Narrowleaf pinweed

Lechea tenuifolia var. occidentalis Hodgdon

Herbs, biennial or perennial. Stems: basal produced; flowering erect, 12–40 cm, sparsely sericeous. Leaves of flowering stems opposite or whorled; blade linear to narrowly oblanceolate, 7–20 × 0.5–1.5 mm, apex rounded, abaxial surface sparsely pilose on midvein and margins, adaxial glabrous. Pedicels 1 per axil, 0.5–1.5 mm. Flowers: calyx 1.6–1.9 mm, outer sepals equaling or longer than inner. Capsules <secund or not>, broadly ovoid, 1.4–1.7 × 1.3–1.5 mm, shorter than or ± equaling calyx. Seeds 2–3(–5).

Flowering summer–fall; fruiting fall. Dry, sandy or gravelly soil in openings or along margins of oak woodlands and oak-pine forests; 100–300 m; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Minn., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.


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