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Orbexilum pedunculatum

Synonym(s) Psoralea psoralioides
Common name Samson's snakeroot, Congo root
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-9)
Flowers purple (late spring-summer)
Size 12-32"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature (several weeks)
detailed seed-starting info below

Wildflower native to sandy wooded areas of eastern Texas, with purple clover-like flowers. Probably not much of an ornamental, but I'm giving it a try just to find out. The seed I received was for named variety 'Nash', which reportedly grows about 18" tall with lots of flower spikes.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'Nash' from NARGS '21/'22 exchange. Baggy 70F (84%G, 26-35d)

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