Pediomelum tenuiflorum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFabaceae
Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
GenusPediomelum
Species:Pediomelum tenuiflorum (Pursh) A. N. Egan
Common NameSlender Flower Indian Breadroot
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: palmate; Leaflet Margins: ciliate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 5; Leaflet Number: 6; Leaflet Number: 7; Base Flower Color: Purple; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Type: Legume; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 2
StatusNative
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Hardin (KY)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0101159 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Pediomelum tenuiflorum
APSC0105404 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Pediomelum tenuiflorum
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Plant Photos

Pediomelum tenuiflorum - Tara Littlefield
Pediomelum tenuiflorum - Tara Littlefield
Pediomelum tenuiflorum - Tara Littlefield
Pediomelum tenuiflorum - Tara Littlefield