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Lilaeopsis chinensis (Linnaeus) Kuntze. Marsh Lilaeopsis, Tidal Strapwort, Fiddler-crab Turf. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Brackish and freshwater tidal marshes, especially in mud-flats in the intertidal zone, associated with Schoenoplectus pungens and other brackish marsh dominants. Dist: NS south to c. peninsular FL and west to se. TX (Brown & Marcus 1998).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: The epithet "chinensis" is a misnomer; the species is native to e. North America and has nothing to do with China.

Synonymy: = C, F, Fl7, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, MC, NE, NY, RAB, Tat, Va, WH3, Affolter (1985); = Lilaeopsis lineata (Michx.) Greene – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily ?: 8

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