A fun legume with a silvery appearance and small purple flowers. The foliage dries out and blows away like tumbleweed in the fall.
Limited quantities available by inquiry only.
Soil: Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom: June – July
Suggested Uses: Silver Leaf Scurfpea is a beautiful, delicate legume that is native to dry prairies. At the end of summer, their above ground growth blows like tumbleweed. It is perennial and will regrow the next year. It is a great addition to prairie restorations. Drought tolerant.
Native Range: Native to the Great Plains. Native to southern and western Minnesota.
Flowers: The pea-shaped flowers are 1/3″ long and appear in a cluster of 2-4 blossoms at the tops of branches.
Leaves: The compound palm-like leaves are divided into 3-5 silver, hairy, elliptical leaflets.
Other Uses: There are reports that this plant is poisonous to cattle.
Name: Psoralea argophylla
More information: USDA plant profile