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Northington, David K.
Hoffmannseggia glauca (Ortega) Eifert
Indian rushpea, Indian rush-pea
Synonym(s): Hoffmannseggia densiflora, Hoffmannseggia densiflora var. capitata, Hoffmannseggia densiflora var. demissa, Hoffmannseggia densiflora var. pringlei, Hoffmannseggia densiflora var. stricta, Hoffmannseggia falcaria
USDA Symbol: HOGL2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A low plant growing in patches, with pinnately compound leaves and bilaterally symmetrical, yellow-orange flowers in glandular racemes.
This plant has small, edible swellings on the roots that provide good nourishment for many animals and were also used as food by Native Americans. The Spanish name, Camote de Raton, means mouses sweet potato.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
, TX Native Distribution:
Southern California east to southern Colorado and Texas, and south to Mexico. Native Habitat: In
open, alkaline areas; common along roads and as an agricultural weed.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2009-11-30
Research By: TWC Staff