Manyflowered Scurfpea (Psoralea tenuiflora var. foribunda )

JUNE-JULY

Manyflower Scurfpea Psoralea tenuiflora Pursh var. foribunda (Nutt.) Rydb.

(PEA FAMILY)

Manyflower scurfpea is an erect, highly branched perennial 1-3 ft tall with a grayish-pubescent stem. The alternate leaves are digitately compound with 3 to 5 narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, glandular-dotted leaflets. The inflorescence is an axillary raceme of numerous small blue to lavender pea flowers. The fruit is a small glandular-dotted legume with 1 seed.