|Scientific Name||Pediomelum latestipulatum (Psoralea latestipulata)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PELA18|
|Common Name||Breadroot, Texas Plains Indian Breadroot||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||504179|
|Family||Fabaceae (Pea)||Wildflower Center Ref.||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Rocky or sandy calcareous/limestone soils, ledges, hillsides.
Plant: Short perennial 4 to 12 inches tall, somewhat hairy; turnip-shaped edible root.
Leaves: Palmately-compound leaves on petioles 2-3/4 inches long with 5 to 7 leaflets, each about 1 to 1-1/2 inches long and 5/8-inch wide; oblong or somewhat oblanceolate, prominent central vein.
Inflorescence: Dense, round cluster about 1-3/8 inches across of several small blue/purple pea-like flowers; banner broad and upright.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilsvsgi, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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