Warea sessilifolia

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Warea sessilifolia
Warea sessilifolia sm.jpg
Photo by T. Miller, 2014
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons
Order: Capparales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Warea
Species: W. sessilifolia
Binomial name
Warea sessilifolia
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Natural range of Warea sessilifolia from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Sessile-leaf pineland-cress, Sessile-leaf warea

Taxonomic notes


A description of Warea sessilifolia is provided in The Flora of North America.


Warea sessilifolia is endemic to the east Gulf Coastal Plain in a narrow belt from southwest Georgia to southeast Louisiana and northwest Florida.[1]



W. sessilifolia has been found in turkey oak-longleaf pine ridges, scrub oak barrens, slash pine plantations, and longleaf pine-scrub oak-wiregrass areas.[2] It is also found in disturbed areas including disturbed pinewoods, sand ridge clearings, railroads, and along roads.[2] Associated species: Polygonella gracilis, Eupatorium compositifolium, Chrysopsis lanuginosa, Vaccinium elliottii, Ilex vomitoria, Pinus palustris, Quercus laevis, Q. geminata, Q. laurifolia, Q. margaretta, Cyrilla racemiflora, and Vaccinium arboreum.[2]


W. sessilifolia has been observed to flower from August to October and in December with peak inflorescence in September.[3]

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References and notes

  1. Sorrie, B. A. and A. S. Weakley 2001. Coastal Plain valcular plant endemics: Phytogeographic patterns. Castanea 66: 50-82.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Florida State University Herbarium Database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2021. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Robert K. Godfrey, R. D. Houk. States and counties: Florida: Calhoun, Escambia, Leon, Liberty, and Walton.
  3. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 15 DEC 2016