Psoralidium tenuiflorum

Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
Species:Psoralidium tenuiflorum (Pursh)Rydb.
Common NameScrufy Psoralea; Slimflower Scurfpea
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 Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; 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 8
StatusNative; KY[S1] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • 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


SynonymFull Citation
Psoralea floribunda Psoralea floribunda Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray
Psoralea obtusifolia Psoralea obtusifolia Torr. & A. Gray
Psoralea tenuiflora Psoralea tenuiflora Pursh
Psoralea tenuiflora var. bigelovii Psoralea tenuiflora var. bigelovii (Rydb.) J.F. Macbr.
Psoralea tenuiflora var. floribunda Psoralea tenuiflora var. floribunda (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Rydb.
Psoralidium batesii Psoralidium batesii Rydb.

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: EKY, UTM

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
UTM00643 Tennessee
Psoralea tenuiflora
31234100444460 Hardin Kentucky Ray Cranfill
Psoralea tenuiflora
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