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Lepuropetalon spathulatum (Petiteplant)
Cressler, Alan

Lepuropetalon spathulatum

Lepuropetalon spathulatum Elliott


Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Synonym(s): Pyxidanthera spathulata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Spatulate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Obtuse
Fruit Type: Capsule
Flower: Sepals 5
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar
Bloom Notes: Flowers are inconspicuous.


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , OK , SC , TX
Native Distribution: East half of Texas; from South Carolina and Georgia to Texas and Mexico; also Chile.
Native Habitat: Sandy soil at sinks and on wet soil.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Pineywoods Native Plant Center - Nacogdoches, TX


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

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Lepuropetalon spathulatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lepuropetalon spathulatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lepuropetalon spathulatum


Record Modified: 2014-08-29
Research By: TWC Staff

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