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Northington, David K.
Hoffmannseggia glauca (Ortega) Eifert
Indian rushpea, Indian rush-pea
USDA Symbol: hogl2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A low plant growing in patches, with pinnately compound leaves and bilaterally symmetrical, yellow-orange flowers in glandular racemes.
This plant has small, edible swellings on the roots that provide good nourishment for many animals and were also used as food by Native Americans. The Spanish name, Camote de Raton, means mouses sweet potato.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
AZ , CA , CO , KS , NM , NV , OK , TX Native Distribution:
Southern California east to southern Colorado and Texas, and south to Mexico. Native Habitat:
In open, alkaline areas; common along roads and as an agricultural weed. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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Record Modified: 2009-11-30
Research By: TWC Staff