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Tephrosia tenella A. Gray

Red Hoary-pea

Life form2, 3: forb, annual or forb, perennial
Habitat: rocky slopes, mountains
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: pinnate
leaf shape3: filiform
Flower color2: lavender to pink or magenta
Flowering period2: Apr. to Sept.
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Fabaceae (bean family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Leguminosae (pea family)
Synonym(s)1: Tephrosia tenelia
Status: rare
Location where collected or observed:
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

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