Lechea intermedia Legg.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Lechea intermedia Legg.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stem 2–6 dm, thinly appressed-hairy; lvs of basal shoots oblong- lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 3–7 mm, sparsely pilose on the midrib and margin beneath, or glabrous; cauline lvs linear-oblong, with a few hairs on the midrib beneath, or glabrous; panicle occupying a third or half the plant, narrowly cylindric, the lateral branches seldom over 5 cm; pedicels equaling or surpassing the sep; cal subglobose, with obtuse to abruptly rounded base; outer sep short; fr subglobose to slightly ovoid or obovoid, barely exceeding the sep; seeds 4–6, shaped like a section of an orange, pale brown, partly and irregularly invested with a gray membrane. Dry, sterile or sandy soil; Cape Breton I. to Ont. and Minn., s. to Pa., O., Ill., and in the mts. to Va.; also Nebr., N.D., and Sask. (L. juniperina)