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Warea sessilifolia Nash
Family: Brassicaceae
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Stems (sometimes stout), (1.5-) 2.5-6.5(-8) dm. Cauline leaves sessile; blade ovate to lanceolate, (0.8-)1-2.5(-4) cm × 3-15(-30) mm, base not clasping stem, obtuse or, rarely, minutely auriculate (auricles to 2 × 2 mm, those proximally on robust plants rarely larger), apex acute to obtuse. Racemes 1-3 cm in fruit. Fruiting pedicels 9-12 mm. Flowers: sepals white or purplish, strongly reflexed, 6-7 × 0.4-0.7 mm; petals purple or pink, broadly obovate to suborbicular, 7-11 mm, blade 2-5 × 2-5 mm, claw 4-6 mm, minutely papillate, margins entire; filaments 9-15 mm; anthers 1-1.5 mm; gynophore slender, 10-16 mm. Fruits 2.5-4.5 cm × 1-1.5 mm; ovules 22-40 per ovary; style rarely to 0.5 mm. Seeds 1.2-1.5 × 0.9-1 mm. Flowering Aug-Sep. Sand hills, pine barrens, sandy pinewoods, scrub oak and pine, turkey oak hills; of conservation concern; 0-50 m; Ala., Fla. Warea sessilifolia is widespread in the Florida panhandle; in Alabama it is known only from Pike County.