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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Pediomelum subacaule   FAMILY Fabaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pediomelum subacaule   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pediomelum subacaulis

 

COMMON NAME:
Nashville Breadroot


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image of Pediomelum subacaule, Nashville Breadroot

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_subacaule_11

April        

Plant semi-prostrate, to 12" tall. Leaflets obovate with whitish margins, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Pediomelum subacaule, Nashville Breadroot

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_subacaule_2

April        

image of Pediomelum subacaule, Nashville Breadroot

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_subacaule_27

April        

image of Pediomelum subacaule, Nashville Breadroot

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_pediomelum_subacaule

April        

Blue-purple pea-like flowers borne in dense racemes about 3" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Pediomelum subacaule   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pediomelum subacaule   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pediomelum subacaulis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3753

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Habitat: limestone glades, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 5-7 leaflets
Plant acaulescent (without aerial stems)

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet rarely white
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

Flowers in terminal racemes

FRUIT:
Summer
Legume

 

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