|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|
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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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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