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Pediomelum subacaule (Nashville breadroot)
Cressler, Alan

Pediomelum subacaule

Pediomelum subacaule (Torr. & A. Gray) Rydb.

Nashville Breadroot, Whiterim Scurfpea, Whiterim Indian Breadroot, Glade Potato

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Psoralea subacaulis

USDA Symbol: PESU5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tuberous
Leaf Complexity: Palmate
Leaf: Palmately compound with (5-)6(-7) leaflets per leaf.
Fruit: Fruiting occurs in May.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Apr

Distribution

USA: AL , GA , TN
Native Habitat: Exposed, dry limestone glades, especially limestone cedar glades.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-07-29
Research By: JAM

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