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Pediomelum cuspidatum (Indian-turnip)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Pediomelum cuspidatum

Pediomelum cuspidatum (Pursh) Rydb.

Indian-turnip, Largebract Indian Breadroot, Tall Scurfy Pea, Tall-bread Scurf-pea

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Psoralea cuspidata

USDA Symbol: PECU3

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 30 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: CO , KS , MT , NE , OK , SD , TX


Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Web Reference

Webref 76 - Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses (1996) Kansas State University
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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