Etymology: Lechea: for John Leche, Swedish botanist
Plants: erect, perennial, 6"-24" tall, green forb
Leaves: stem leaves linear to oblong, mostly hairless
Flowers: 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.
Fruits: 3-parted capsule with 4-6 seeds shaped like orange sections
Habitat: dry; inland sands, rocks, woods, rocks; in rocky, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native