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Hoita macrostachya

Hoita macrostachya (DC.) Rydb.

Large Leather-root

Fabaceae (Pea family)

Synonym(s): Hoita longiloba, Hoita rhombifolia, Hoita villosa, Psoralea douglasii, Psoralea douglasii var. hansenii, Psoralea hallii var. media, Psoralea macrostachya, Psoralea macrostachya var. longiloba, Psoralea macrostachya var. rhombifolia

USDA Symbol: HOMA4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
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.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hoita macrostachya in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hoita macrostachya in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hoita macrostachya


Record Modified: 2023-07-12
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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