Lechea racemulosa Illinois pinweed Cistaceae LERA; Bx, pb (DeCandido 2001); R, gr;

   

Lechea racemulosa.Gary P. Fleming.vaplantatlas.org.Atlas of the Virginia Flora.www.vaplantatlas.org.2014. Virginia Botanical Ass

Lechea racemulosa.Gary P. Fleming.vaplantatlas.org. Atlas of the Virginia Flora.2014. Virginia Botanical Association, Blacksburg.www. vaplantatlas.org (Accessed 7/2014).

Lechea racemulosa is a perennial herb, to 40 cm tall, thinly hairy, branched above. 

Leaves alternate, very small, bright green, basal leaves oblong-elliptic, to 0.4 cm long 0.15 cm wide, stem leaves much narrower. 

Flowers green-brown, about 0.2 cm, sepals 5, 2 outer sepals shorter than or about as long as 3 inner sepals, no petals; inflorescence takes up ca 1/2 of plant with numerous ascending branches. 

Fruit dry capsule; seeds 1-3, eaten by some birds (Martin et al. 1951). 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent (NYS Rare, S3, R). 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Open areas on sandy, dry soil.