Pickeringia montana Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray
Chaparral Pea, Montana Chaparral Pea
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
USDA Symbol: PIMO5
A spiny dark green shrub, often forming impenetrable thickets, with bright reddish-lavender "pea flowers" near the ends of branches.
The only species in a genus confined to California, Chaparral Pea contributes to the state’s unique flora. Rarely reproducing from seed, it grows new stems from roots that spread, especially after fires.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Native Distribution: Central to southern California.
Native Habitat: Dry hillsides in chaparral.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Pickeringia montana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pickeringia montana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pickeringia montana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff