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PlantFiles: Scurfy Pea
Psoralea tenuiflora

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Psoralea (sor-RAY-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: tenuiflora (ten-yoo-ee-FLOR-uh) (Info)


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USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

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Other details:
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive slocalgardengal On Mar 19, 2010, slocalgardengal from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

The pea-flower shaped blossoms are scented of grape sweet tarts or grape "kool aid" and the fragrance carries several feet from the plant on a still day.

Neutral frostweed On May 22, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Scurfy Pea, Psoralea tenuiflora, is Native to Texas and other States.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Washington, Illinois
Arlington, Texas

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