Pediomelum argophyllum (Pursh) J.W.Grimes  
Family: Fabaceae
silvery scurf-pea
[Psoralea argophylla Pursh, Psoralea collina Rydb., Psoralidium argophyllum (Pursh) Rydb.]
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Robert R. Kowal  
Etymology: Pediomelum: from the Greek for "plain apple"
Plants: erect, perennial, 1 1/2'-3' tall forb with many branches and dense, silvery hairs; woody rhizomes
Leaves: 3-5 parted on 1/2"-1 1/2" long stalks
Flowers: blue, 5-parted, 1/4" long; inflorescence a spike with 1-5 separated, dense clusters of stalkless flowers; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: densely hairy pod
Habitat: dry; prairies, plains
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Derek Anderson  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Robert R. Kowal  
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Derek Anderson  
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