Lechea stricta Britton
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb
Status: SC

A generally more western species apparently of sandy barrens, dry prairies and sandy dry open woodland. A collection from oak forests at Menominee (Menominee Co.) (C. O. Grassl 3244 in 1933, MICH) appears to belong here and one from a dry railroad right-of-way in Kalamazoo Co. (W. B. Drew et al. M126 in 1947, MICH, MSC), although lacking fruit, also is referred here on the basis of habit and pubescence.

Similar to L. intermedia, but more gray in aspect as a result of the denser white hairs on the young leaves, branchlets, and buds, but the differences defy any quantitative statement.


Kalamazoo County
Menominee County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. May 7, 2021. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=817.