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Psoralea lanceolata.jpg
Psoralea lanceolata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Psoraleeae
Genus: Psoralea

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Psoralea is a genus in the legume family (Fabaceae). Although most species are poisonous, the starchy roots of P. esculenta (breadroot, tipsin, or prairie turnip) and P. hypogaea are edible. A few species form tumbleweeds.

Common names include tumble-weed (P lanceolata),[1] and white tumbleweed.[2]


Psoralea aculeata
Psoralea adscendens
Psoralea affinis
Psoralea alata
Psoralea arborea
Psoralea archeri
Psoralea argophylla
Psoralea aromatica
Psoralea asarina
Psoralea australasica
Psoralea axillaris
Psoralea badocana
Psoralea balsamica
Psoralea bituminosa
Psoralea californica
Psoralea canescens
Psoralea castorea
Psoralea cinerea
Psoralea clementii
Psoralea connixa
Psoralea corylifolia
Psoralea cuneata
Psoralea cuspidata syn. Pediomelum cuspidatum
Psoralea cyphocalyx
Psoralea esculenta
Psoralea hypogaea syn. Pediomelum hypogaeum
Psoralea macrostachya (hoi’-tā, Konkow language)[3]
Psoralea morisiana
Psoralea pinnata L.
Psoralea plicata
Psoralea tenuiflora L.
Psoralea vanberkela

Ref: ILDIS Version 6.05


  1. ^ Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913). An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions: From Newfoundland to the Parallel of the Southern Boundary of Virginia, and from the Atlantic Ocean Westward to the 102d Meridian 2. C. Scribner's sons.  page 361
  2. ^ Charles E. Ressey (1902). "Report of the Botanist: Preliminary account of the plants of Nebraska which are reputed to be poisonous, or are suspected of being so". In Robert W. Furnas. Annual Report, Nebraska State Board of Agriculture, for the year 1901 (Lincoln, Nebraska: Nebraska State Board of Agriculture): 95–129. , page 119
  3. ^ Chesnut, Victor King (1902). Plants used by the Indians of Mendocino County, California. Government Printing Office. p. 405. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 

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