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Hoffmannseggia tenella

Hoffmannseggia tenella Tharp & L.O. Williams

Slender Rushpea

Fabaceae (Pea family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun



U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1XI
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (TX)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

Web Reference

Webref 28 - NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life (2018) NatureServe

Additional resources

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


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

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