OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pediomelum canescens   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pediomelum canescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-19-005:
Psoralea canescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Buckroot, Eastern Prairie-turnip, Hoary Scurfpea


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image of Pediomelum canescens, Buckroot, Eastern Prairie-turnip, Hoary Scurfpea

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_pediomelum_canescens5

May    Scotland County    NC

Flowers in 1-2" racemes, 4-8 per raceme. The calyx is densely downy, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Pediomelum canescens, Buckroot, Eastern Prairie-turnip, Hoary Scurfpea

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_pediomelum_canescens2

July    Scotland County    NC

Stem to 1m tall, pubescent, much-branched to form a rounded crown, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pediomelum canescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pediomelum canescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-19-005:
Psoralea canescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2751

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: (1)3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Dull blue-violet, the standard straw-colored on its upper surface
5-lobed persistant calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10(9) stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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