Indigofera miniata [Fabaceae]

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Scientific Name Indigofera miniata USDA PLANTS Symbol INMI
Common Name Scarlet Pea ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 26745
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Open areas, roadsides, fields.
Plant: Prostrate perennial with several stems radiating from a taproot, growing to 8 inches tall.
Leaves: Compound leaves 1-1/2 inches long pinnately-divided into 5 to 9 leaflets each 1/4 to 1/2 inch long.
Inflorescence: Pinkish-red pea-like flowers about 1/2-inch long.
Bloom Period: April to October.
Reference: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and Encyclopedia of Life.
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