Monographs Details: Lechea minor L.
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Scientific Name:Lechea minor L.
Description:Species Description - Stems 2–5 dm, with erect or strongly ascending hairs; lvs sparsely pilose beneath on margins and midvein, those of the basal shoots commonly opposite or whorled, elliptic-ovate, 3–6 mm, the cauline lanceolate to narrowly oblong, mostly avg not more than 5 times as long as wide, short-petiolate, often whorled; fls in loose, irregular clusters or short racemes; inner sep rounded on the back, with very narrow midrib, scarcely keeled, ± pubescent over the surface; outer sep green, similarly hairy, equaling or usually exceeding the inner; fr subglobose to ellipsoid, about equaling or slightly surpassing the cal, the top exposed. Dry soil, usually in sunny places; Mass. and Vt. to s. Ont. and n. Ind., s. to Fla. and La.