Pediomelum latestipulatum

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Scientific Name Pediomelum latestipulatum USDA PLANTS Symbol
PELA18
Common Name Breadroot, Texas Plains Indian Breadroot ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
504179
Family Fabaceae (Pea) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Habitat: Rocky or sandy calcareous/limestone soils, ledges, hillsides.
Plant: Short perennial about 8 inches tall, somewhat hairy; turnip-shaped edible root.
Leaves: Palmately-compound leaves on long stalks from flower stalk, with 5 to 7 leaflets each about 1 to 1-1/2 inches long, 5/8-inch wide; oblong or somewhat oblanceolate, prominent central vein.
Inflorescence: Several small blue/purple pea-like flowers in a round cluster, each about 1 inch long, top petal broad and upright.
Reference: Excerpts from "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilsvsgi.
Texas Status
Native

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