Eysenhardtia texana [Fabaceae]

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Scientific Name Eysenhardtia texana USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Texas Kidneywood, Bee-brush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Fabaceae (Pea) Encyclopedia of Life Ref.
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Description Habitat: Very calcareous soils; brushlands.
Plant: Unarmed, much-branched perennial shrub, usually 3 to 10 ft. tall.
Leaves: Up to 3-1/2 inches long, consisting of a central axis and 15 to 47 small leaflets, each about 1/4 inch long.
Inflorescence: Small white, very fragrant flowers borne in 3 to 4-inch spikes at the ends of branchlets.
Bloom Period: April to September.
References: www.wildflower.org and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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