Tephrosia lindheimeri

(Lindheimer’s Hoary Pea)


Tephrosia lindheimeri, Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area, Travis Co. 9570


Tephrosia lindheimeri, Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area, Travis Co. 9569

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.
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