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Leucospora multifida (Michaux) Nuttall. Leucospora, Narrowleaf Paleseed. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Moist to wet, sandy margins of artificial ponds, drawdown areas on riverbanks, streambanks, drawdown depressional wetlands, other seasonally ponded disturbed areas, probably introduced in some of our area from c. United States. Dist: S. ON west to IA and KS, south to nw. GA, AL, LA, and e. TX; scattered occurrences farther east (as in e. NC, FL, KY, TN, VA, and se. PA) may be recent introductions. Reported for e. SC (E. Ungberg, pers.comm., 2024).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, Fl6, FNA17, G, GrPl, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NY, Pa, S, Tn, Tx, Va, Pennell (1935); = Conobea multifida (Michx.) Benth. – F, WH3; = n/a – RAB; = Stemodia multifida (Michx.) Spreng. – Turner & Cowan (1993)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily ?: 9

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image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷


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