Lechea mucronata

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Lechea mucronata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Violales
Family: Cistaceae
Genus: Lechea
Species: L. mucronata
Binomial name
Lechea mucronata
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Natural range of Lechea mucronata from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Hairy pinweed

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: Lechea villosa Elliott; L. villosa var. typica


Frequent within sandhill habitats. [1]




This species has been found in open areas in sandy soils of longleaf pine, scrub oak, wiregrass sand ridges as well as sandhills in general. [1] It has also been found in human disturbed areas around garbage dumps and powerline corridors (FSU Herbarium). Associated species include Longleaf pine and wiregrass. [1]


This species has been observed to flower in September and December. [1]

Seed dispersal

This species is thought to be dispersed by consumption by vertebrates. [2]

Fire ecology

Occurs in areas that are burned. [1]

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2014. Collectors: R.A. Norris, R.F. Doren, R. Komarek, Cecil R. Slaughter, and Lisa Keppner. States and Counties: Florida: Duval, Leon, St. Johns, and Washington. Georgia: Coffee and Grady.
  2. Kirkman, L. Katherine. Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.