Tephrosia lindheimeri [Fabaceae]

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Scientific Name Tephrosia lindheimeri USDA PLANTS Symbol TELI
Common Name Lindheimer's Hoary Pea ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 26990
Family Fabaceae (Pea) Wildflower Center Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Sandy, rocky soils in woodland openings and prairies.
Plant: Erect or trailing grayish-hairy perennial with several multibranched stems up to 40 inches long.
Leaves: Alternate, pinnately-compound leaves with 7 to 15 leaflets, each up to 1-1/4 inch long, obovate to elliptic or nearly round with pointed at tips and white edges; densely-covered with pubescent hairs.
Inflorescence: Loose terminal raceme with small deep pink 5-petal flowers 1/2 inch long, erect upper banner with white spot at base.
Bloom Period: April to August.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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