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2. Lechea deckertii Small, Torreya. 27: 103. 1928.

Deckert’s pinweed Deckert’s pinweed

Lechea myriophylla Small

Subshrubs. Stems: basal not produced; flowering erect, 7–30 cm, sparsely sericeous. Leaves of flowering stems alternate to subopposite; blade linear, 3–7 × 0.5–1 mm, apex acute or obtuse, abaxial surface sparsely pilose on midvein and margins, adaxial glabrous. Pedicels 1 per axil, 1–1.5 mm. Flowers: calyx 1–1.2 mm, outer sepals shorter than inner. Capsules subglobose, 1.2–1.5 × 1.1–1.4 mm, longer than calyx, with persistent stigma. Seeds 1(–2).

Flowering spring; fruiting summer–fall. Dry, white sand-scrub and oak woodland margins; 0–80 m; Fla., Ga.

Lechea deckertii is widespread in xeric, sandy habitats throughout much of peninsular Florida and also occurs in the eastern Florida panhandle and adjacent southern Georgia.


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