Hoffmannseggia glauca (Ortega) Eifert
Indian rushpea, Indian rush-pea
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
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
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , KS , NM , NV , OK , 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.
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-12-16
Research By: TWC Staff