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Lechea san-sabeana (San saba pinweed)
Carr, Bill

Lechea san-sabeana

Lechea san-sabeana (Buckley) Hodgdon

San Saba Pinweed

Cistaceae (Rock-Rose Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 14 inches tall.
Flower: Petals 3

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


Native Distribution: East central Texas, endemic.
Native Habitat: Roadsides, fields and open woods.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1056 Collected 2007-06-15 in Harrison County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lechea san-sabeana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lechea san-sabeana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lechea san-sabeana


Record Modified: 2023-02-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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