Lechea pulchella

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

Common name: Leggett's pinweed

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: Lechea leggettii Britton & Hollick; L. leggettii var. moniliformis (E.P. Bicknell) Hodgdon

Variety: Lechea pulchella Rafinesque var. moniliformis (E.P. Bicknell) Seymour; Lechea pulchella Rafinesque var. ramosissima (Hodgdon) Sorrie & Weakley


Recorded to be a frequent species where found. [1]




This species can be found in dry, loamy sands in open flatwoods, bogs, pine-oak scrub, and bordering tidal marshes. [1] It has also been found growing in grassy areas near borrow pits and alongside trails. [1] Associated species include Longleaf pine and wiregrass. [1]


This species has been observed to flower and fruit in November. [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: Loran C. Anderson, Robert K. Godfrey, and R. A. Norris. States and Counties: Florida: Gadsden, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla. Georgia: Atkinson and Thomas.