RUGEL’S HOARYPEA (Tephrosia rugelii)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: RUGELS HOARYPEA (Tephrosia rugelii)

Endemic.

This is Tephrosia spp., likely rugelii

Tephrosia, a member of the pea family is interesting in that the flowers change colors at times appearing white, pink and even a deep red.

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Tephrosia

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=1218

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