Psoralea

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Psoralea
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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Species

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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]

Species[edit]

Ref: ILDIS Version 6.05

References[edit]

  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). Robert W. Furnas, ed. "Report of the Botanist: Preliminary account of the plants of Nebraska which are reputed to be poisonous, or are suspected of being so". 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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