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  Lechea intermedia Legg. ex Britton var. intermedia image
Photographer: Gary Fewless           
Family Cistaceae
Lechea intermedia Legg. ex Britton var. intermedia
intermediate pinweed, large-pod pinweed
Lechea: for John Leche, Swedish botanist
intermedia: intermediate, indicating an observation that a species was probably considered as being halfway or partway between two others with regard to some particular characteristic, e.g. tall, short, and "intermediate"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-24" tall, green forb
Flower: red, 3-parted, stalked; inflorescence a 6" tall, branched, spike-like cluster (panicle) 1/3 to 1/2 the height of the plant; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:3-parted capsule with 4-6 seeds shaped like orange sections
Leaf:stem leaves linear to oblong, mostly hairless
Habitat: dry; inland sands, rocks, woods, rocks; in rocky, sandy soil

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Lechea intermedia Legg. ex Britton var. typica Hodgdon

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