Tephrosia onobrychoides [Fabaceae]

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Scientific Name Tephrosia onobrychoides USDA PLANTS Symbol TEON
Common Name Multi-bloom Hoary Pea ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 26991
Family Fabaceae (Pea) USGS Plants of Louisiana Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Sandy soils and prairies.
Plant: Low growing perennial with a woody crown and taproot with several stout stems 24 to 27 inches long, usually reclining but never stiffly erect.
Leaves: Alternate main leaves 3.2 to 8.6 inches long divided into 13 to 25 linear-oblanceolate leaflets 0.7 to 2 inches long and 0.15 to 0.6 inches wide; ciliate margins; hairy petioles and rachis.
Inflorescence: Terminal, uncrowded racemes 4 to 12 inches long with 5-petal pea-like flowers 0.6 to 0.8 inches long; upright, wide-spreading banner; when first opened blossoms are white, turning a rosy pink shortly before closing and then red.
Bloom Period: April to June.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and USGS Plants of Louisiana.
BONAP Distribution Map

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